Randolph County Commission to help fund charity event

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission will provide funding support for an annual fundraising charity event.

A virtual presentation was given to the Randolph County Commission by the Tucker County Foundation concerning its annual Run For It event during the most recent commission meeting at the James F. Cain Courthouse Annex.

Run for It is an annual event that raises funds and awareness for community organizations, projects, non-profit agencies, educational activities and charities located within the foundation’s service area, which includes Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, and Tucker counties in West Virginia, and Garrett County in Maryland.

The organization requested financial aid from the commission in order to help fund this year’s event, which like last year will be held virtually.

“The Tucker County Foundation has been doing that event for years and it always brings money back into our county through the various organizations,” said Randolph County Commission President Mark Scott. “It’s a good event and it looks like they’re going to have to do it again this year virtual.”

The commission agreed unanimously to give $5,000 to the event out of the hotel-motel tax fund.

“They are saying that the $5,000 can bring back over $100,000 in donations from the foundation back to Randolph County,” Scott said. “So it is a very good investment for us. It’s a good organization and great program that gives back.”

The commission also unanimously approved $12,000 in funding for a project to replace the heating radiators in the Randolph County Courthouse courtroom.

“We’ve had issues with several of the radiators in the courtroom for a while,” Scott said. “It has been so cold in there at times that the jury would be in coats, gloves and hats during court. So we approved a contract for those to be repaired.”

The next commission meeting will be at 1 p.m. March 18.


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