ON TRAC to host Town Hall

ELKINS – ON TRAC officials invite the public to attend the organization’s third annual Town Hall Meeting from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Randolph County Community Arts Center.

The annual meeting gives people a chance to learn about the downtown revitalization project and interact with program participants, ON TRAC Executive Director Karen Carper said.

“It’s a good time for us to connect with people and share information about our project activities, and gather feedback and input from them,” Carper said.

Much of the sharing will be done in a relaxed, social setting, while guests enjoy refreshments and entertainment. Heavy hors’d oeuvres and beverages will be served throughout the evening.

A short program will be presented at 6 p.m. The program will highlight the group’s accomplishments over the past year and discuss plans for the coming months. A slideshow and display will be available for guests to view at their leisure.

The event also is the annual meeting of the Friends of Elkins ON TRAC. Established in May 2013, the Friends of Elkins ON TRAC is the organization’s membership program.

During the Town Hall, Friends will elect members to serve on the organization’s board of directors from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. Current Friends of Elkins ON TRAC may renew their memberships at the meeting. Information and materials also will be available for those who wish to become new Friends.

Elkins ON TRAC is dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Elkins. The organization works to support businesses with events and activities in the downtown project area. Food for the evening will be provided by Mee Mee’z Cafe, located at 213 Henry Ave.

“We are proud to showcase culinary treats offered by one of the many fine restaurants in downtown Elkins,” Carper said.

Local entertainment also will be featured at the gathering. Elkins native Kris Woodrum will entertain guests with music on classical guitar from 5-6 p.m.

As a young musician, Woodrum gained experience at the Davis & Elkins College Augusta Heritage Center. He went on to study music at Alderson Broaddus and Marshall universities, and earned a degree in classical guitar performance from the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. He has performed all across the world, including in Europe, South America and the Virgin


The Elkins ON TRAC Town Hall event is free and open to the public.

“The event is a celebration for our Friends and program participants, and a warm welcome to others to come and join the party,” Carper said.

For more information about Elkins ON TRAC’s downtown revitalization project or related events and activities, visit downtownelkins.com, find Elkins ON TRAC on Facebook or email info@elkinsontrac.org.