[caption id="attachment_81975" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2021\/06\/Workman-Cabin-Front-900x600-1.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" class="size-full wp-image-81975" \/> Photo by the Watoga State Park Foundation<br \/>Volunteers at Watoga are nearing the completion of restorative efforts on the Workman-Jarvis Cabin.<br \/>[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_81964" align="alignleft" width="400"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2021\/06\/Cabin-and-workers.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="710" class="size-full wp-image-81964" \/> Photo by Anne Workman<br \/>Working on the porch railing of the Workman-Jarvis Cabin, from left:\u2008Ethan Burgess, Wayne Pollard and Sollie Workman. [\/caption]\r\n\r\nBy John Dean\r\nContributing Writer\r\n\r\nThe volunteers at Watoga State Park work tirelessly behind the scenes to improve your experience at the park. Consequently, individuals and businesses graciously donate time, services, talents, materials, and, yes, monies, too. After all, they never expect anything in return. Above all, here at the Watoga State Park Foundation, our volunteers, donors, organizations and businesses selflessly help the park.\r\n\r\nIn 2018, the Watoga State Park Foundation began discussing the deteriorating condition of the historic Workman-Jarvis Cabin off of the Anne Bailey Trail. Without intervention, money and volunteers, this pioneer cabin, built in 1887, would no longer be a part of Watoga\u2019s rich and storied history.\r\n\r\nBy the summer of 2019, critical foundation work began on the cabin, and skilled tradespeople and volunteers were on site.\r\n\r\nThere\u2019s still some work to do. But now, because of all of you, the finish line is in sight for the Workman-Jarvis Cabin restoration project.\r\n\r\nThe following quote aptly describes the volunteers at Watoga State Park.\r\n\r\n\u201cVolunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.\u201d \u2013 Elizabeth Andrew, author\r\n\r\nWith that in mind, the Watoga State Park Foundations extends its sincere appreciation to the following volunteers, businesses and donors for their help with this project. Without you, this never would have been possible.\r\n\r\nEthan Burgess\r\nVada Boback\r\nDavid Elliott\r\nGail Hyer\r\nWayne Pollard\r\nPaul Speyser\r\nKen Springer\r\nAnne and Sollie Workman\r\nBeckwith Lumber Company\r\nGlades Building Supply\r\nInterstate Lumber Company\r\nJim C. Hamer Lumber Company\r\nJudy Fencecraft\r\nMon Power\r\nPocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau\r\nPocahontas County Historical Society\r\nThe Workman Family\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_81973" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2021\/06\/Workman-Cabin-After-900x600-1.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" class="size-full wp-image-81973" \/> Photos by The Watoga State Park Foundation<br \/>Below:\u2008a \u201cbefore\u201d photo of the foundation of the Workman-Jarvis Cabin. Above, an \u201cafter\u201d view of the completed foundation work.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2021\/06\/Workman-Cabin-Before-600x900-1.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="600" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-81974" \/>\r\n\r\nNews you can use to volunteer or donate\r\n\r\nWe will keep park visitors, volunteers and donors updated on completion dates, activities under development, and what this cabin may mean to you in the near future.\r\n\r\nIf you would like to volunteer your time and\/or services to help Watoga, please visit watogafoundation.org\r\n\r\nJohn Dean is a native of Pocahontas County. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in journalism. He is a writer, editor and journalist and a member of the Watoga State Park Foundation Board of Directors.