Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spruce It Up! It's a Day of Service

The Governor of West Virginia designated September 29, 2012 as a “Day of Service” and organizations, Cities, and citizens were invited to register their planned activity on the Day of Service. The Shinnston Development Authority registered The Rail-Trail Spruce-up.
It was a “natural” for the Kiwanis Club to come on board and the Key Club at Lincoln High School adopted it as a project. The Garden Club funded the purchase of plants and bulbs, a local trucking company donated a truckload of gravel, a local contractor donated use of equipment and his expertise as a Master Gardener, and City workers and Council members came out to help. There were over 60 volunteers – most of them Key Club.

Volunteers assemble at the Trailhead

The Sue Ann Miller Trailhead will be awash with daffodils in Spring 2013. The trailhead shows the pride of West Virginians in their State and their City. (All work was to be finished by Noon so everyone could watch and/or listen to the West Virginia University’s first Big 12 Conference game. WVU won!!)
Key Club plants and weeds
Shinnston is a small City with a population of about 2250. Come on down and bike/hike our rail-trail, visit our Ferguson Memorial Park with pool, playgrounds, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, walking trail, and cornhole, stop in at the Bice-Ferguson Museum, spend a few minutes meditating at the only Chapel of Perpetual Adoration in WV, or make an appointment to tour the original, on original site circa 1778 2-story log house by calling Gillum House Bed & Breakfast (it is a great place to stay!).
Be sure to visit the Sue Ann Miller Trailhead to see the great spruce-up done on our Day of Service.