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Shentel Partners with Downtown Blackstone Inc. and the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce to Present Annual Christmas Parade

Posted 28 November 2011 12:00 AM by Shentel

elecommunications company ensures continuation of long-standing town tradition with financial support

Edinburg, Va. – Nov. 28, 2011 – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (NASDAQ: SHEN), an established provider of Internet, television and home phone services, announces that is partnering with Downtown Blackstone, Inc. (DBI) and the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce to present the annual Blackstone Christmas Parade. A tradition for more than 60 years, the parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at the intersection of Church and South Main streets in Blackstone.

Lafayette Dickens, DBI's Program Manager, said, "Shentel is our knight in shining armor with its generous donation. Every year, the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Blackstone Inc. work hard to host enriching community events, such as the annual Christmas parade. Because this year was tight for the town, Shentel's support could not have come at a better time."

Angela Washington, Marketing Manager, Shentel, said, "Shentel is always on the lookout for ways to get involved with the communities we serve. We saw the annual Blackstone Christmas Parade as a great opportunity to give back to our customers and make sure this family-friendly tradition continues."

The Blackstone Christmas Parade will include eight blocks of floats, local marching bands, fire trucks, Santa Claus, and more. Shentel is planning to have its 03 racecar, driven by Eric Elliston of Farmville, in the parade as well. Shentel's support this year also ensured that there is no entrance fee for parade participants, as has been customary.

For more information about Downtown Blackstone and other upcoming community events, please visit www.downtownblackstone.org or www.blackstoneva.com.

For more information about Shentel, please visit www.shentel.com, or call 1-877-743-8538.

About Shentel

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (www.shentel.com) is a holding company that provides a broad range of telecommunications services through its operating subsidiaries. The Company is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "SHEN." The Company's operating subsidiaries provide local and long distance telephone, Internet and data services, cable television, wireless voice and data services, alarm monitoring, and telecommunications equipment, along with many other associated solutions in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

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