Wyoming County’s Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative project list is expected to be finalized by Oct. 1
Projects were reviewed and discussed in a meeting at the County Commission chambers last Friday.
Thousands of Boy Scouts will visit nine southern West Virginia counties in July 2013 and do community service projects.
“We will probably end up with about 50 projects,” said Christy Laxton, the Wyoming County co-champion for the initiative.
Approximately 60 were submitted, but some were eliminated during site reviews due to safety concerns, and others were combined.
“I think we’re doing well,” she commented. “We’re just trying to make sure we have everything in line.”
Laxton says committees on fund raising, publicity, volunteers and arts and education will be doing much of the work once the projects have been prioritized.
“Anyone interested in being on a committee should just call and let us know,” she remarked.
Earlier in the meeting, County Commission President Silas Mullins, who serves as the other co-champion, talked about the “wow” project, a a stone welcome sign to be placed at the Route 54 entrance to the county.
Mullins said the 7.5 ton stone is being prepared in Monroe County. It will be set on August 29 and unveiled on Aug. 30.
“This is going to be a great addition to Wyoming County,” he stated.
The site was selected because it has the highest volume of traffic among the entrances to the county. All other entry sites will have smaller welcome signs.
The RTSCSI meets again on Sept. 21 at noon at the commission chambers.