Parade kicks off Barbourville Fall Fest

Herald-Dispatch photo by Bishop Nash
Herald-Dispatch photo by Bishop Nash

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Each year, the “best little village in the state” throws one of the best little festivals in West Virginia. No town can properly kick off a celebration without a parade down Main Street, and that’s how the village of Barboursville started its 2015 Fall Fest on Thursday night.

Candy rained into the streets, sending children scrambling. Fire trucks and the Cabell Midland High School Marching Knights blared their horns. Barboursville Mayor Chris Tatum rode at the head of the parade in a sparkling antique car, highlighting his first parade as mayor. Boy Scouts, football teams, churches and more hurled candy to the hundreds of children lining the sidewalk as they flowed through town from Barboursville Park to U.S. 60…

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