But many sponsors, in light of the embezzlement, haven't said for sure if they plan to continue giving money.
"We've talked to the commission, and we're in the process of making appointments with Toyota and trying to get around to all of our sponsors," Keene said.
Saturday, board members found the organization's bylaws and reflected on the significance of the event.
"We dug through old things ... myself, I didn't even know bylaws existed," said Keene, who has been on the board for 15 years. "There's nothing else like Multifest in West Virginia - it's something that caters to the masses, not only black people or only white people, whatever nationality you may be."
"We have to make sure it's brought back correctly."
Community members are encouraged to attend meetings to plan this year's festival. There's a meeting at 7 p.m. today at Keene's home. She can be reached at 304-590-2535. Also, there's room for three additional board members.
"I told everyone at the meeting last night, if you think you want to become part of the board I'm more than happy to interview you, but we have to make sure you're fit," Keene said. "We can't allow what happened before to happen again."
Reach Kate White at kate.wh...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1723.