W.V. Gov To Hold 5 Holiday Parties At Mansion

CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - Elected officials, legislators, other public servants and private citizens across West Virginia are being invited to attend holiday parties at the Governor's Mansion.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin plan to hold five invitation-only parties this year, up from four in recent years. About 2,000 people attend the events each year.

Tomblin spokeswoman Kimberly Osborne tells the Charleston Daily that the parties are scheduled for Dec. 8, Dec. 10, Dec. 15, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17.

The administration has rented a tent for the festivities. It's smaller than a state-owned tent erected during former Gov. Joe Manchin's administration. That tent was sold in March.

Osborne says the rented tent will be taken down around the end of the 2012 legislative session.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by how much more r we gonna take on Dec 5, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    I'm so glad the gov can enjoy the holidays at our expense, what a disgrace the average Joe hope to put dinner on the table not just for the holidays, but for everyday.....shame on you, gov
  • by Indeed!!..... on Nov 30, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    The King parties at your expense.....remember how they told us we were broke?.....more high-ranking officials publicly driving drunk.....and surprise, surprise!!.....we get to rent that tent for 2 more months, so the legislators will have a party room, instead of doing what the state needs taken care of. Party, party, party!!....that's all they do!! And let's remember.....that it is the Democrat party shafting us!!
  • by ViennaGuy on Nov 29, 2011 at 08:43 PM
    Your tax money at work, folks!
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