OVEC’s Annual Meeting and Treehuggers’ Ball

September 13 update: Dr. Elizabeth Catte will not be with us due to Hurricane Florence! We will have her speech to share and (maybe even a brief discussion on hurricanes and climate change!) Do come on out anyway–rise up! There’s loads of entertainment, excellent food included in your ticket price, and new friends to meet! 

Please plan to join us on for September 15, 2018 for OVEC’s annual meeting and our Treehuggers’ Ball! 

This is a fundraiser for OVEC, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition! Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Buy your advance tickets here. Volunteers with 10 hours in 2018 get in free! Your name will be at the registration table at the event.

Your ticket price includes great food from Bahnhof.

Join the event on Facebook, and invite your friends, too–here.

Our keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia. Come meet her, hear her, and get your books signed from 4:15-5 p.m.


We’ll have a cultural montage, featuring several musicians and bands, lots of dancing, good food, great friends and an all-around most excellent day.

Here’s some of who will be performing from 5-10 p.m.:

Moonshine Crossing
Tonya Adkins
Keyamo Onage
Karen Scalf
Ian Nolte and four more (!) stand-up comedians
Local rappers (TBA)

~Join in the quilted-art activity! ~Take part in the treehuggers’ costume contest! ~ Hear from staff about our program work~

The raffle will include an Adventures on the Gorge adventure valued at $180, Funktafest tickets and more!

~Dress like a treehugger and take part in the best treehuggers’ costume contest~

We will give out our annual awards during this event:

Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding Ally
Fracktivist of the Year 
Outstanding Sustainable Community Initiative

We will also hand out the Laura Forman Passion for Justice Award.

The event takes place from 3 to 10 p.m. Of course, you can attend part or all of the event. Bring your appetite! 

Location: Upstairs at  Bahnhof, corner of 7th Avenue and 8th St in Huntington, WV. 

Read a review of Catte’s book here