Success In Sistersville:West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival

| August/September 1991

  • Honorary directors
    Left to right: Mark Heintzman, 1990 General Chairman; Robert Moore and Harry Horner, honorary directors; and Stewart Bradfield, Executive Director.

  • Honorary directors

Executive Director, West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival P.O. Box 25 Sistersville, West Virginia 26175

The 22nd Annual 'Old Gas Engine Show,' an event of the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival held in Sistersville, has been termed a huge success by the 1990 sponsors. Wib Anderson, serving his first year as the event's chairman, is already looking forward to ah even bigger show in 1991.

This year's show was held along the Ohio River on September 13-16 at the Sistersville City Park. Gas engines came from ten different states. They were: Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

'There were 144 registered exhibitors who registered 312 different engines and another 100 related exhibits,' reported Anderson.

'We had some open space this year, due to a new way of laying out the engine area, and we hope to have an even larger area next year,' Anderson stated.

This year's festival, which is held each year to honor the oil and gas industry, past and present, also honored two engine exhibitors who had helped the festival over the years. Harry Horner of Dayton, Ohio and Robert Moore of Louisville, Kentucky were honored on opening day as lifetime 'honorary directors' for their many years of service to the festival. 'We feel that both Harry and Bob have played a very important part in the growth of our festival and the Old Gas Engine Show, and we wanted to do something for them to let them know that we cared,' said Mark Heintzman, 1990 General Chairman