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Sat Dec 9 15:49:51 EST 2006
Uncomfortable humidity at Bluefield's elevation would be unusual. Remember, Bluefield bills its self as "Natures Air Condition City." I believe the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce stills serves free limonade anytime the tempreature goes over 90 degrees F. Many summers it doesn't cost them a penny.
---- NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> In a message dated 12/7/2006 8:49:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org writes:
> Why are the conventions always held during the mid-summer months?
> Todd, it may be as simple as that no one has asked to change the dates of
> the Convention. It was held in the Summer and people came, but keep in mind
> that changing the date may effect the availability of convention sites.
> Convention planning is started a year or more in advance. Arrangements and
> reservations are made months ahead. We try to have the convention at a site with
> direct N&W historical connections well as trains to look at and things of
> interest to do. Picking a best color time in the mountains of WV and Va is a
> tricky thing. You most likely will end up with either green or brown (or
> possibly white) background instead of a cascade of colors.
> If there is a strong desire to change the dates of the annual Convention,
> you need to let the Society Officers and Board of Directors know AND offer
> suggestions of where and when. We are open to suggestions. Maybe someone will
> think of something new and different. Contact can be made thru the Society
> web site.
> The 2007 Convention is in Bluefield, WV. Hopefully the humidity in late
> June will not be too bad.
> Chuck Stewart
> Bahama, NC
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