Last week’s update on clean-up activities should have included recognition of Glenn Galloway and his Day Report crew. They helped paint the swing-set and fencing at the First Avenue Mini-park. This mostly volunteer effort has made a huge difference.

The special extended period came to a close on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. To celebrate teamwork and what we can accomplish when working together, the Marlinton Rotary Club, represented by Roger Trusler, prepared and served hotdogs at the gazebo area. The cub-scouts and girl-scouts were represented as well, with troop leaders Linda Friel, Sam Gibson and Brad Dunz.

The special two week clean-up period has ended, but other cleanup and maintenance will continue throughout the summer months. A picture display of work in progress is available for viewing in the town lobby area. Other professional and business locations will be asked to display the same in coming weeks.

Also, the Town of Marlinton is working with people to clean-up and maintain our pristine water source. Come join us Thursday, April 27, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Marlinton Municipal Building for a free community meeting on local watershed protection efforts.

You’ll hear from presenters who are working on projects that protect local drinking water sources. Following the presentations, you’ll have an opportunity to provide input on the projects discussed and suggest future projects to expand drinking water protection efforts in the region.

The event also features refreshments, activities for kids, door prizes, and displays from local groups. Let us know you’re coming by joining the event on Facebook.

Ground Rules in the planning of this event made a note to include:

“This is a water source protection event. It is not a No-Pipeline event.”

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for The Lord, not for men…” Col 3:23