|Thursday 09, Sep 2004|
|National Pike Festival Announces New Web Site|
DH Web Providing Design and Hosting
(Hagerstown, MD Sep. 09, 2004) -- Organizers of the National Pike Festival in Washington County have announced that a brand new web site is now on-line. The web site has complete information about the upcoming event, scheduled for May 13-15 of 2005. The festival, which is produced by the non-profit James Shaull Wagon Train Foundation, Inc., has been "rolling since 1989" as the only part of the Maryland segment of the National Pike Festival.
The web site can be found at: www.nationalpikefestival.org
www.nationalpikefestival.org. DH WEB, Inc., the Hagerstown-based award-winning web site design and hosting firm, is providing the web site for the non-profit organization. The web site includes information for participants in the wagon train, a history of the festival, a photo gallery of recent events, information about the non-profit foundation, answers to frequently asked questions, news, and sponsor recognition. David Henneberger of DH Web said, "We're very pleased to be involved in this marquee project for Washington County. We have also included a map, and other information that would be of interest for prospective visitors to the festival."
Washington County's National Pike Festival is part of what's been come to be known as the "World's Longest Festival." Stretching some 300-miles, from Ohio through Maryland, the festival celebrates what's been called "The Road That Made The Nation." Every year there are celebrations happening in communities along 300 miles of the Historic National Road. As organizers point out, that the National Pike was the first federally-funded road built in America. Festival spokesperson Laura Bowman said, "Just as settlers traveled west along the National Pike, struggling to complete their journeys, this country struggled as it grew and developed westward. The National Pike Festival, and the authentic historic Wagon Train, annually helps people remember and honor our past. We're very proud that the only Maryland part of this wonderful multi-state festival, takes place right here in Washington County."
For more information about the festival scheduled for 2005, see the organization's new web site: www.nationalpikefestival.org