I’m really disappointed in my showing at the State Fair of West Virginia this year. I’m speaking from a foodie standpoint, of course. Usually, I’m subjecting myself to one strict diet or another when the Fair rolls around, and I deny myself all the tasty, artery-clogging delights I long for. This year, I made the decision beforehand to have whatever I wanted, no matter what. I was going to enjoy fair food with no regrets and it was going to be epic. Gyros, ribbon fries, cinnamon rolls – the list goes on. I wanted to have my funnel cake and eat it, too. I had just one shot, and after about two hours of walking around the fairgrounds and taking in the sights and sounds (did you guys catch the One Man Band? Very cool!), I had a London broil sandwich and strawberry lemonade. I spent another two hours exploring the grounds, hoping to feel even the slightest twinge of hunger to justify another splurge. I pleaded with myself and tried to “shake it to the bottom,” but there was nothing to be done – I was full. I’d blown it, yet again! I managed to have a donut after I got home that evening, but it just wasn’t the same. Is it too early to come up with a game plan for next year?
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.