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West Virginia is celebrating its 159th birthday on Monday, and Government Gym Justice is inviting all West Virginians to attend.

The festivities begin in the afternoon at the State Culture Center in the Capitol Complex in Charleston. The celebration began with the Governor and First Lady Kathy Justice announcing the winner of the West Virginia Birthday Cake Contest. The contest invited West Virginians to present the original cake recipe, the winning recipe became the “official” state birthday cake.

The day will also be a reunion of Golden Horseshoe Award recipients, a testament to their knowledge of West Virginia history. There will also be a History Bowl Legends tournament, where past participants come together to compete for bragging rights as an all-star team.

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West Virginia is 159 years old on Monday and will celebrate with a cake contest.

West Virginia is 159 years old on Monday and will celebrate with a cake contest.

Those who cannot attend the festival in person can watch it on the West Virginia Channel. The ceremonies will also be telecast live.

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