RACINE — Judy Mickail has been sponosored by the Racine CEOS Club as the “Boone County Belle” at the annual West Virginia State Folk Festival, June 19-21, in Glenville.
A belle must be past her 70th birthday, possess qualities consistent with the spirit of a pioneer woman, and in an unofficial capacity, be a goodwill ambassador for her county.
She will be accompanied to the festival by her huband, Johnny Michail.
Judy has been married to her husband Johnny for 21 years. Judy has three children, Larry McNeely and wife Diane, from Prenter; Jackie McNeely and wife Nora, from Jsper, Alabama; and Sherri McNeely from Charleston. She has three granddaughters Shaina, Brandi and Rayna. She has three sepsons, Jason Michail from Madison and Johnny “Duke” Michail from Ridgeview and one deceased Jeffrey.
She is retired from the Boone County Board of Education in 2006 with 30 years as a cook. She is also currently a substitute cook.
She is a member of Peytona Church of Christ, where she is a Sunday School teacher.
Besides the Racine CEOS Club, Judy has been a member of SNA (School Nutrition Association) WVSNA and BCSNA. She served as president of the WVSNA in 2005. She is a member of the Boone Memorial Hosptial Auxilary.
She likes to travel, bowl, work in flower gardens and be with family and friends.
The West Virginia State Folk Festival is the oldes celebration of Appalachian roots. The music is primary focus. Visitors also enjoy crafts and demonstrations, square dancing downtown, an old fashion spelling bee, quilt show, gospel singing and much more.