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Students Participating in Kids in Parks Campaign

Theatre West Virginia play

Hundreds of students in southern West Virginia will see a performance at Theatre West Virginia as part of a federal government campaign to get children to enjoy the outdoors.

The National Park Service says nearly 1,100 fourth graders from Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh and Summers counties are signed up to attend the live show at the Cliffside Amphitheatre in Grandview on Wednesday.

The field trip was made possible through a National Park Foundation transportation grant with help from the Hinton Area Foundation and Theatre West Virginia. 

The “Every Kid In A Park” program is part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration in 2016. Campaign organizers say fourth-graders nationwide can  to obtain free family passes to more than 2,000 federally managed parks and conservation areas until next September.