The Meadow River Valley Association (MRVA) and development partner Woodlands Development Group are moving forward on the Meadow River Valley Community Center. Recently they held a meet-and-greet to answer questions and detail the latest changes.
Jeremy Tincher of the West End Youth Sports League provided a tour of the renovated gymnasium. Tincher updated the heating system, installed an energy-efficient ceiling, and obtained mats and other safety equipment for wrestlers and cheerleaders. He is now building a weight room, starting with the donation of impact-resistant flooring. He purchased weight racks and machines but they need donations for the weight plates.
Additionally, the campus greenspace is increasing. One structure was removed from the property and replaced with a grassy field. This space is filling in nicely, shaded by the existing trees.
Senator Stephen Baldwin joined the meet-and-greet. He is an avid supporter of this project and broader economic development in the Meadow River Valley. Baldwin commented, “This project is strong because it’s backed by local leaders working together with professionals from across the state and nation. Seeing the beloved Rupert school revitalized signals a new horizon for the community and will be a model for other communities across West Virginia.”