BLOSSBURG, PA (February 6, 2018)… Ward Manufacturing will be honored during this year’s Blossburg State Coal Festival, held Wednesday, May 23 through Saturday, May 26 on Blossburg’s Island Park. This is the twenty-sixth festival and the twenty-sixth year that Ward Manufacturing has been a major supporter of the event.
“Without Ward Manufacturing and their generosity we would not have been able to celebrate Blossburg’s rich history in the coal industry for the last twenty-six years,” said Dave Thompson, Coal Festival Committee Vice President. “They have always been willing to support us with whatever we needed year after year in a variety of ways.”
Throughout the years Ward Manufacturing has given monetary support toward to the Coal Festival for different projects and have also generously supplied iron trivets for the first and twenty-fifth festivals, as well as other support when needed.
As in past years, Ward will sponsor Family Night which will be held on Thursday, May 24. Ward Manufacturing President and CEO, Pete Guidi will fill the role of grand marshal in the Coal Festival parade scheduled for Saturday, May 26.
The Blossburg State Coal Festival has been held on Blossburg’s Island Park annually since 1992 and celebrates the area’s rich history in the coal mining industry. For more information on the history of the festival and for the latest schedule of events, please visit the festival’s website at www.coalfestival.com