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2006 October Sky Festival

The 2006 October Sky Festival
was held October 7, 2006
in Coalwood, West Virginia.
This page has a few scenes from the Festival!
All photos are thumbnails.  You may click on a photo to enlarge it.


Welcome to Coalwood!

The welcome sign at the Coalwood United Methodist Church.

Many classes of school children visited Coalwood.

Later in the day, we saw lots of people with autographed books.

One of the new sweatshirts for sale this year.

WELC from Welch was broadcasting live from Coalwood.

Steve Date and a group of 25 teachers from Minnesota were in Coalwood.

The teachers are working on a project to get girls more interested in math and science.




The Parade Begins
the Festival

The Coalwood Fire Truck.

A McDowell County Ambulance.

Homer Hickam and Peggy Blevins arrive.





Opening Ceremonies from the Porch of the Clubhouse

Homer welcomes everyone.

The Pledge of Allegiance.  That's Bobby Likens, Homer, Peggy Blevins, and Roy Lee.

Red Carroll (in the beige jacket) leads a prayer.

Homer, Roy Lee, and Peggy Blevins.

Homer, O'Dell, and Peggy Blevins.

Bill Bolt is introduced.




Book Signing

Books are available for sale.

Waiting in the autograph line.

Homer autographs books ...

And more books ...

And more books ...

Linda Hickam meets with
the folks standing in line.

And more books!

Judy Auricchio and Homer Hickam

I got mine!



Lunch in the Basement of the Coalwood United Methodist Church.

Yum. Coalwood food!



Vendor Booths

David Goad and Alex P. Schust show off the cover of their new book "Coalwood" which is due out in the Spring of 2007.






Cape Coalwood

The road to Cape Coalwood.

The shuttle bus takes visitors between Coalwood Main and Cape Coalwood.

Inside the shuttle bus.

In front of the blockhouse waiting for the next rocket launch.


Additional photos taken by Chet Thornton