Rocket Boys Festival planned

Local - 3/6/2014 4:48 PM by Stuart Hammer
BECKLEY – The annual rocket boys festival planning meeting kicked off in Raleigh County this afternoon.

Community leaders and an original Rocket Boy, Roy Lee Cooke, shared ideas for how to make this year's festival a success.

Concerts, contests, and a chili cook-off are a big part of the four-day event. But the biggest draw, of course, is the rockets. And Cooke says he expects a huge turnout.

“Last year there was probably, I want to say around 50 folks. And you add to that this year several school districts for the bottle rockets it'll probably about double.”

Saturday's concert on October 4 will feature bluegrass musician Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys.


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