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New Martinsville Parks Thanks Volunteers

By Staff | Sep 16, 2009

Volunteers work on putting a new roof on the shelter at Lewis Wetzel Park during the Day of Caring Sept. 9.

New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Director Bev Gibb publicly thanked Family Resource Network Coordinator Theresa Hoskins and all the volunteers at Monday’s city council meeting for their work during the Day of Caring on Sept. 9.

They worked at Lewis Wetzel Park, completing various jobs including replacing gutter, building new soccer benches, and nearly completing a roofing project at the shelter. The crew took the old roof off, got one side finished, and started on the other side before their day ended. The regular maintenance crew completed the work the next day.

“We couldn’t do it without their help,” Gibb said.

Also, the parks department is beginning a music in the parks series at Bruce Park. She anticipates four concerts, but currently only two are scheduled: Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., Mike Parsons, and Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., Magnolia High School Marching Band. Local groups will sell refreshments at the events.

Council set trick or treat for Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m.

Councilman Steve Pallisco gave a report for the Riverfront Development Committee. He said they met with Congressman Alan Mollohan’s new representative, Jenny Coyne. She related that there are three projects on the congressman’s agenda and two of them are in Wetzel County-Riverfront Development in New Martinsville and water supply to Whiteman Hill. “She said he’s very, very interested in this project,” said Pallisco.

The next event for Riverfront Development is the dinner and dance on Ruble’s Sternwheeler Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m. It will be a Hawaiian dinner cruise. Menu items include sweet and sour spareribs and chicken, vegetable fettuccine, Bali-Bali meatballs, fresh pineapple fingers, sweet potatoes mock poi, and much more. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at Presto Lunch or the Tin Ceiling on Main Street, New Martinsville. Catering will be by I and D and with entertainment by Carman Harman. For more information call 304-455-6396.

Also, Richard Suter thanked council, Mayor Blum, and Bill Forbes for their help in raising money for Jerry’s Kids. Blum took him to Wheeling where he was able to present, on camera (Fox Ohio Valley), a total of $495.50 to Jim Forbes. He further reported that Wheeling has okayed a request to have a call bank in New Martinsville next year, if volunteers are available.

“We thank you for all your work,” said Shannon. Suter was congratulated with a round of applause.