CCC Museum Association hosts meeting

QUIET DELL — Members of the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association gathered recently for the group’s November meeting.

President Reggie Rogers of Harrison County called the November Thanksgiving meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Dorothy Kehrer. Pat Piercy of Marion County led the prayer.

The treasurer’s report was submitted by Treasurer Joy Winet and was accepted and approved. The secretary’s report was also submitted by Winet.

Rogers thanked all those members who helped make the Oct. 21 CCC Recognition Jubilee a success. Seventeen were in attendance at the CCC Museum.

“We were so pleased to see so many Friends of the Museum out for our October event. Like most museums, we can always use a helping hand in preserving the CCC Legacy,” he said.

Rogers reported that Dr. Robert Anderson met with the Harrison County Commission on Nov. 9. Plans for the continuing projects at the Quiet Dell site were discussed.

Anderson thanked the commission for its support.

Everyone who helped make the CCC Museum a success was very pleased that it was awarded the National Education Award Plaque in October at the National CCC Legacy Convention, which was held Sept. 16 in Greenville, South Carolina, Rogers added.

“Joan Sharpe, president, praised our museum for getting the word out about the CCC legacy across West Virginia and the nation,” he said.

Antique Truck Commissioner Edwin Winet reported on the progress of the 1931 Ford Model A truck. He also informed those in attendance about the family trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“My wife, Joy, and I visited the Wheels Museum, and while there made sure our CCC Museum brochures were distributed,” Winet said.

The Winets also represented the museum at the annual Clarksburg Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 10, and the Marion County Veterans Parade on Nov.11.

Also, one of the few remaining CCC boys, B.D. Linn, 97, of East Grafton Road, represented the CCC Museum at the annual Veterans Day Parade in Marion County.

Joy Winet, co-curator, reported on the state of the museum, 501C3 status and plans for 2018 events.

The board of directors has decided that the next regular meeting not be held until March 18.

Rogers said anyone who would like to support the museum is welcome to attend meetings or call 304-472-7475 for more information.

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