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WVU’s MOUNTAINEER COMES TO JULY 4
Thanks to the effort of Chris Lewallen, former Alderson resident and former President of Student Government at
WVU, Michael Garcia, WVU’s “Mountaineer” and mascot appeared as the Grand Marshal of the July 4
Parade watchers were thrilled to see the “Mountaineer” walking the parade route and occasionally firing his long rifle.
Garcia was gracious to all who wanted photos with him and shook all the hands which were offered.
Lewallen said, “I am happy to have a part in bringing the experience of meeting the “Mountaineer” to Alderson. Even
though I now live and work in Morgantown, Alderson remains first in my heart.”
Garcia was the weekend guest of Luther and Judy Lewallen.
PHOTO CAPTION: Michael Garcia, the “Mountaineer” and mascot for WVU and Chris Lewallen enjoy some
conversation before the July 4
Parade in Alderson. (Click on photo for larger view)