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Generation Randolph announces events

Submitted photo Elkins River Day 2019 was one of Generation Randolph’s most popular events, with hundreds of attendees. The third annual River Day is scheduled for May 16. For details about this and other opportunities to get involved, follow Generation Randolph on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or email Brittany Hicks at brittany.h@generationwv.org.

ELKINS — Generation Randolph, an affiliate of Generation West Virginia, invites young people ages 18 to 40 who live, work, or study in or near Randolph County to consider joining their board. They also invite the public to attend their 2020 events, including St. Patrick’s Day Brunch on March 15, Elkins River Day on May 16, and Zombies Rise Against Hunger on Oct. 24.

Generation Randolph’s mission is to attract, retain, and advance young people in Randolph County as part of a statewide movement with Generation West Virginia. They are working to reverse the state’s population decline with a vision for Randolph County where challenges are seen as opportunities, young people are drivers in our state’s future, and Randolph County is a destination for young people. They host events and programs around the motto “work, live, give.”

Generation Randolph, led by young people from Randolph County, is currently recruiting for their board. Open positions include vice chair, secretary, and members-at-large. There is no membership fee to join. “We welcome young people ages 18 to 40 to join our board, and we hope to bring diverse voices to the table. Whether you grew up here in Randolph County or you chose to move here and call our community home, we hope you will get involved with Generation Randolph. Our goal is to nurture a sense of community among young people and remove barriers to make it possible for more of us to stay,” says Regional Manager Brittany Hicks, the Generation WV staff person who supports the group.

The group is planning events throughout the year, offering one event per month. The next event is a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch March 15 at Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar in Elkins. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with drink specials and a variety of brunch offerings. This event is an opportunity to learn more about Generation Randolph, enjoy food and drinks from a local restaurant, and get to know other members of the community.

Other highlights slated for 2020 include Generation Randolph’s annual River Day May 16, which includes a day of tubing on the Shaver’s Fork, and Zombies Rise Against Hunger Oct. 24, a food drive and bar crawl complete with zombie costumes. There is no age cap for public events.

To learn more about Generation Randolph, find them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. They invite you to help them build a community where young people can thrive.

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