[caption id="attachment_24456" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2019\/05\/DSC_0060.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="407" class="size-full wp-image-24456" \/> Americorps volunteers spent a week at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park to spruce up the fences, sidewalks and river. The group included, from left:\u2008Sharell Harmon, of Elkins; Ernie Finnigan, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Kyle Bailey, of Beckley; and Margaret Worth, of Marlinton. S. Stewart photo[\/caption]\r\n\r\nSuzanne Stewart\r\nStaff Writer\r\n\r\nA group of AmeriCorps volunteers spent last week at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park channeling Tom Sawyer as they painted the fences along the rows of company houses. Unlike Sawyer, though, the group didn\u2019t try to pawn their responsibilities off on unsuspecting passersby. Instead, they happily enjoyed the week of giving back to the state park.\r\n\r\nThe group was working as part of Preserve West Virginia AmeriCorps, Sharell Harmon\u2019s Civic Service Project. Harmon, of Elkins, planned the project and said she wanted to give back to the state park for all that it gives to West Virginia and its visitors.\r\n\r\n\u201cI just got together this group of volunteers to come out here because I enjoy Cass and the employees here, and what they do for the park,\u201d Harmon said. \u201cI wanted to give back to Cass and the state park employees by giving our time to do things they probably don\u2019t have time to do.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe group consisted of six volunteers \u2013\u00a0mainly AmeriCorps \u2013\u00a0Harmon and her three children.\r\n\r\nWest Virginia AmeriCorps tries to have a Civic Service Project every winter and spring.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is my spring project,\u201d Harmon said. \u201cIt was a good time for us. We did it this time last year, so it\u2019s kind of like an anniversary.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn addition to the work at the company houses, the group applied yellow paint to the sidewalk steps for safety purposes.\r\n\r\nKyle Bailey left the painting to others while he focused on cleaning up trash along the Greenbrier River.\r\n\r\nThere\u2019s still fence to paint, so the group will return throughout the summer to get the job done.