8th Annual Shinnston Turkey Trot Continues to Raise Funds in Honor of Marie Gaston
The 8th Annual Shinnston Turkey Trot for the Marie Gaston 4-H Scholarship Fund took place on Thanksgiving Day on Pike Street in Shinnston. Almost 1,000 participants were registered for this event. All proceeds of the 5K benefit Harrison County 4-H in memory of Marie Gaston, an avid Harrison County 4-H’er. Marie would have been the chief of the Delaware Tribe at Alpha I in 1992, the year she passed away. Marie “made the best better” in all aspects of her life. It is her families’ honor to remember her by giving back to the organization that she loved so much. The scholarship awards full and partial scholarships to deserving campers to return to camp the following summer. It also benefits all campers by purchasing recreational activities along with other supplies/activities that may be needed at camp. The goal of the Marie Gaston Scholarship Fund is to enhance the Harrison County 4-H camp experience for all youth that attend.
Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS)
put their heritage skills to good use by creating a variety of comfort items that were given to patients at United Hospital Center who are being treated for cancer.
WVU-Harrison County Master Gardeners Plant 200 Trees at Meadowfill.
13 WVU-Harrison MGs and friends planted 200 trees at the Meadowfill landfill near Bridgeport Tuesday (8/9) as part of a wetland wildlife project at the site. Though it was hard work, all MGs involved felt that it was a great experience and a wonderful community project. A nice article on the project can be found in the August 10, 2016 Exponent Telegram at: Tree Planting. Also see photos of the project at MG Service.
WVU-Harrison County Extension Leads WVU Freshman Service Project
15 WVU freshmen participated in a service project led by the WVU-Harrison Co. Extension Office and the UHC Hospice Program staff at the People’s Hospice Garden in Clarksburg on 8/15/16. The participants painted 43 garden benches at the site as part of their WVU freshman orientation experience.