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WVPA: Remember your WVPA Foundation Silent Auction items

2018 Contemporary American Theater Festival package latest addition



CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper added a touch of the dramatic to the annual West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s silent auction with a package for the 2018 Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown. 

“The winning bidder will have tickets to see all six plays that will happen in Shepherdstown,” said Don Smith, executive director of the WVPA. “What a great donation. It would make a fun week or a great gift to share with friends. We thank the Contemporary American Theater Festival and Christine Snyder and The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper. This is just one the silent auction donations from Jefferson County.”

The silent auction is part of the WVPA Convention 2017 is Aug. 3-5 at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County.

“An enjoyable part of the event is shopping through the annual WVPA Foundation silent auction items,” said Smith. “The silent auction is a success because our member newspapers collect items from their unique regions of the state.”

Funds raised at the silent auction — along with funds from other donations and revenue — help the WVPA Foundation support projects such as educational programming, internships and scholarships.

“We hope someone at each newspaper – publisher, editor, ad director or circulation director – volunteer sto champion this great effort and get the items. We are asking each newspaper to contribute at least one item to the silent auction – any item is great and such items as gift baskets and regional golf and overnight stays are very popular.  We realize convention is getting close but hope you can assist us in this venture. We hope you are personally bringing it to convention 2017 — are you registered?  —  but, if not, you can send it to the WVPA office or let us know, and we will have someone pick it up,” Smith said.

In either case, please call the WVPA or email [email protected] and let us know what you will be bringing and the WVPA will promote it.

Do you still need to register for convention? Review and download the full convention packet here:

WVPA 2017 Convention Program Registration:  2017 WVPA convention canaan mailer 071117

You can also register online with eventbrite

Reserve  rooms for the convention today directly with Canaan Valley Resort:

230 Main Lodge Road, Davis, WV 26260

Toll free: (800) 622-4121 or Direct: (304) 866-4121

Request the West Virginia Press Association room rate of $109 – WVPA: Group ID: 16327

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