ELKINS - More than 60 Randolph County business owners, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce members, residents and students will gather Monday to celebrate the second Randolph County Day at the West Virginia Legislature.
The event is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Hallway of the West Virginia State Capitol building in Charleston.
Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Randolph County Day will offer an opportunity for county residents to participate in the legislative process, advocate for issues important to the local business community and portray the county as "a quality destination to live, work and play," an ERCCC news release states.
The event will include a welcome and overview of the day's agenda and the legislative process at 10 a.m.
Participants will then have lunch with local legislators.
"Randolph County Day will offer folks the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and how to use that in business," Jess Arbogast, executive director of the ERCCC, said this week. "Businesses will have the opportunity to set up exhibits in the Senate hallway from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to inform West Virginia senators and delegates about what Randolph County has to offer, but we will also be using this opportunity to talk about issues important to our area and
educating our members about how to lobby state and local representatives."
Arbogast said some members of the Elkins High School Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Liz Marshall MacVean, will perform the National Anthem on the House and Senate Floor.
"Last year's Randolph County Day was a great success," Arbogast said. "We are looking forward to continued success with this year's event."