State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today joined other elected officials from Ohio's Appalachian region at the 6th annual Appalachia Ohio Heritage Statehouse Luncheon to honor landmarks that highlight local Appalachian history and culture. Rep. Cera presented commendations to both Quaker Meeting House of Mt. Pleasant and Ohio River Ferry Boat Festival at the event.

"It is an honor to recognize these two groups for their tremendous contributions to our communities," said Cera. "It's important that we continue to tell the historical stories of Ohio's Appalachian region and acknowledge their hard work and dedication to the people of Ohio."

The Yearly Quaker Meeting House of Mt. Pleasant, located in Jefferson County, played a major role in the underground railroad and antislavery movement. Built in 1814, the Quaker Yearly Meeting House is a National Historic Landmark.

The Fly Ferry in Monroe County is the only ferry still in operation on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. The Ohio River Ferry Boat Festival began in 2015 to celebrate the ferry traveling between Sistersville, West Virginia and Fly, Ohio since 1817.

Editor’s note: Pictured above in Yearly Quaker Meeting House of Mt. Pleasant photo (L), from L-R: Angela Feenerty, Don Feenerty, Rep. Jack Cera, Pam Dunn.

Pictured in Ohio River Ferry Festival photo (R), from L-R: Alex King, Janet Witten Conn, Rep. Jack Cera, Mick Schumacher, Ashley Schumacher.

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