Museum Association Jubilee celebrated

The West Virginia CCC Museum Association honored and recognized CCC alums, their families, and friends at the 10th annual West Virginia Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association Fall CCC Jubilee Oct. 19 in Harrison County at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church activity room.

Eight CCC “Boys” were in attendance. Five CCC alums were inducted into the Fall Class of the West Virginia CCC Hall of Fame. After recognition and good fellowship, a dinner was enjoyed.

Inducted into the West Virginia CCC Hall of Fame were: Wayne Franklin Blake of Orlando, near Walkersville; James Dolan Lewis of Shelbyville, near Pickens; and Hershel “Woody” Williams of Quiet Dell, Marion County, now Huntington. Deceased inducted were: Richard Lee Rogers of Chub Run, Harrison County and Oren Zirkle of Alexander, Upshur County.

CCC “Boys” in honored in attendance were: Wayne Blake of Orlando served at Camp Woodbine, Webster County; Glenn Childers of Blandville, near West Union, served at Camp Rhododendron, Coopers Rock; Harlen Frederick of Rivesville served at Logandale, Nev.; James D. Lewis of Helvetia served at Camp DeMuse, Nev.; B.D. Linn of Hammond served at Camp Champagne, St. Paris, Ohio; Kenneth Scribner of West Plattsburgh, N.Y., served at Camp Brushton, N.Y.; John Stogran of Lilly Mines, Pa., and Clarksburg, served at Camp Roosevelt, Shenandoah, Va.; and Harold Wilson of Metz, served at Camp Little Fork, Pendleton County.

Association treasurer Dr. Robert Anderson related that more than 50 were in attendance. “This jubilee drew people from Huntington, Charleston, Morgantown, Parkersburg and more to honor the legacy of the CCC and the contributions they made to America during the dark days of the Great Depression,” Anderson said. He also stated that a good number of visitors came out to the museum to view the new displays, the two replica barracks and the 1930 Model A CCC Transport truck.