Downtown church spruces up facade

ELKINS — Members of a church located in downtown Elkins have been working to make outdoor renovations that will really “spruce up” its facade.

Bobbie Rogers, a church representative, said members of the Grace Episcopal Church in Elkins wanted to get outside renovations done before the Mountain State Forest Festival kicks off.

“We wanted to spruce it up and make it look good — really trying to get it done for the (Forest Festival) so everyone can see how nice it looks when they come by to buy goodies from us,” Rogers said.

Each year, the church opens its doors on the Saturday of the Grand Feature Parade to sell concessions such as cake, cookies, hot dogs, hamburgers and other goodies.

This year the doors will be open starting at 11 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade.

Rogers noted Sandy and Gene George, two members of the church, were instrumental in getting much of the work done, adding there were a number of volunteers who assisted with the project.

Volunteers worked to put a fresh coat of paint on the doors, install a new sign, lay down mulch and plant flowers. All upgrades were paid for by the church.

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