Seventeen volunteers complete Governor’s ‘Day to Serve’ Rainelle cemetery project
Rainelle kicked off its participation in Governor Ear Ray Tomblin’s “Day to Serve” kicked off with 17 volunteers planting 15 evergreens at the Rainelle Cemetery, mulching the plants and outlining with native stone.
“What a great day of improving our town,” Mayor Andrea J. Pendleton gushed. “It may be called a “mini grant” but that $500 allowed us to purchase plants and mulch.”
Pendleton said that the Day to Serve volunteers continued the work proposed for last summer’s Boy Scouts. “Threatening weather called the Boy Scouts off the job early on two days, and now we are completing that project,” she said.
The Cemetery project used about 75 hours of Town workers and volunteers.
Governor Tomblin’s representative, Kimberly Gross, volunteered all day on the project. Wes Johnson and John Woodrum of Westvaco worked on mapping the cemetery.
Other volunteers and Town of Rainelle workers were John Wyatt, Donna Wyatt, Autumn Shelton, Don Ratliff, Roxie Hume, Joan Browning, Mike Stout, Dylan Brown, Sandra Hanna, Dusty Morrello and Tommy Lewis. Rainelle Police Chief J. P. Stevens provided security. Jeremy Willis of Weedwhackers helped design the landscaping and donated some plants.
“We have three more Governor’s “Day to Serve” projects to complete by Sept. 29,” Pendleton said. “Come on, Rainelle, let’s pitch in and make our Town shine.”
For further information, contact Mayor Andrea J. “Andy” Pendleton, email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 304-667-9233 or 304-438-7191.