We thank the Charleston Newspapers, Highland Hospital and the West Virginia Radio Corporation for all the terrific publicity. And we thank The Charleston Gazette for printing our flyers. Your support has helped make this outstanding evening a true celebration.
GOODNIGHT has grown into an exciting, family-friendly, safe and alcohol-free evening for all ages and with entertainment that appeals to every taste. This is possible only because of the generous support of our sponsors, The City of Charleston and Mayor Danny Jones, Charleston Newspapers, West Virginia Public Radio Corp., Highland Hospital, KRT who donated the trolleys free of charge and TSG Consulting. We also thank the downtown churches, Capitol Theater and the Civic Center for providing their facilities free of charge and to all our wonderful musicians who donate their outstanding time and talent. We sincerely thank all of you!
The work and enthusiasm for GOODNIGHT is truly and greatly appreciated!
Alice Anne Robertson
GOODNIGHT 2012 Chair
Something is rotten in West Virginia
John Palmer, an educator, is to be much commended for "There is something rotten in W.Va." which recently appeared in these pages. (It was A. James of blessed memory who could make four long syllables out of the word ed-u-ca-tor).
Of course, there has always been something rotten in W.Va., at least in my lifetime. I can recall when Casey Marland emerged from his alcoholic haze and took on big coal (and was destroyed by it); Jim Sprouse's victory in the 1968 Democratic primary; and the sound thrashing administered to A. James's nephew by Charlotte Pritt in 1992. That's about it since my natal year.
By the way, I like Horatio's riposte to Hamlet's "[something] is rotten in the [state] of Denmark." (Mr. Palmer was quoting the Bard from memory, always a dangerous thing).
"There needs no ghost, my Lord, come from the grave to tell us this."
H. John Rogers