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Kayak Launch Opened

By Staff | Sep 13, 2017

Photo by Chad Turner

Area outdoor enthusiasts have another reason to check out Wetzel County, as a ribbon cutting was held Sept. 6 for a newly installed kayak launch. The overlook and launch, designed by Earl Yost and Chuck Clegg, is located at Wetzel County’s 4-H grounds. The endeavor was a countywide effort, thanks to the Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Wetzel County Commission. Commissioners Larry Lemon, Bob Gorby, and Lisa Heasley were present, along with former commissioner Don Mason, who retired at the end of 2016. Mason was also a strong supporter of the launch. Sandy Hunt, of the WCCVB, said if the launch proves to be popular, officials are interested in adding more.