- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is celebrating its 152nd birthday with a traditional gift: a Blenko Glass vase.

Saturday is “West Virginia Day” and this year’s birthday vase is titled “Autumn Leaves.” It pays homage to the state’s trees and reflects their autumnal colors.

Blenko makes a limited-edition vase every year to commemorate the state’s anniversary. The number of vases made is the same as the state’s age.

Since 1980, the company has donated one of the vases to WVU’s art collection.

Blenko has been making hand-blown glass products since 1893.



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