"I thought, 'Oh, that would be a good idea,'" she said. "The people really enjoyed it."
Snyder said that the hats and T-shirts were given as door prizes, and that the rest of the items were
all taken home by the reunion's 185 attendees, save for just a few of the printed items.
"The (post)cards were great," she said.
Event organizers in Vienna, in Wood County, also ordered a kit for its parade and celebration that will be held on June 20. Vienna City Councilman Jim Miracle said that certain items in the kit, like the T-shirt and hats, will be used as door prizes, just like the Roanoke group.
Other contents of the kit, like the state park brochures and state highway maps, will be on display for people to take if interested.
He added that festival organizers were pleased with what they received with the kit, and that it would add to the community's celebration.
"We only get one chance to celebrate the sesquicentennial," Miracle said. "It's a big thing."
This year's kit included a 150th Birthday T-shirt, three 150th Birthday hats, 25 plastic convention bags with the 150th Birthday logo, 25 "Happy Birthday" balloons, 25 West Virginia highway maps, 25 state park bookmarks, 25 special edition "WV EDGE" magazines, 50 assorted scenic postcards of the state, 15 state park brochures, 15 state travel guides and a West Virginia-shaped cookie cutter.
Sisk said that the Department of Commerce has not yet decided if the reunion kit program will continue next year.
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