Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 8, 2014

Community chows down at Shrimpfeast

BRUSHFORK — A large crowd buzzed at the Brushfork Armory as people enjoyed the 25th annual Shrimpfeast hosted by the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.

“This is an event everyone enjoys after a long, harsh winter. People like to come out and enjoy the seafood and social networking,” Robert Farley, executive director of the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce said.

The event also featured a silent auction with donations including a get-away to Pigeon Forge, New River rafting trip, items from Shear Paradise, Ramey Chevrolet, Starbucks and many other restaurants and businesses.

Steve Wise, Dean of New River Technical and Community College Princeton campus and volunteer of the PMCC said, “Once you do a good event, people look forward to it every year. It is a great fundraiser for the chamber and people love to come out and enjoy the food and see people they might have not seen in a while.”

The chamber should be commended for such a great event, County Commission President Mike Vinciguerra said.

“The food is great and I always enjoy coming out and seeing everyone,” Vinciguerra said.

Michelle Morrello said she has been coming for about three years and really enjoys the food and seeing people she hasn’t seen in a while.

John Weatherly said he has been coming for about seven years and also comes to chow down on the shrimp and see friends he doesn’t see much anymore.

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