5/2/2014 5:40 PM
by Mike Bundt
Planners of a local festival gathered together this afternoon to begin preparations for this year version.
The organizers of the annual rocket boys festival met at the American red cross this afternoon to discuss this years festival. The event is set to take place the first week in October with more rockets going off than last year. Scott hill says they want to make sure they're prepared.
"Today is just a planning meeting for 2014. We're going to be coming on the first weekend in October just like always. The rocket boys are coming to town and we just want to make sure we're ready for them."
This is the third year that the festival will be held in Beckley since moving from McDowell county in 2012.