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Boos & Applause

Applause to the Elkins Rotary Club for a Century of Service. Anyone who reads The Inter-Mountain on a regular basis knows that Rotary is a vital, working part of a local community. Rotarians around the world have been involved in community projects for the betterment of their respective communities. The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self” and the sign that Elkins Rotary Club President Brad Walters displayed at Monday’s meeting was a nice acknowledgment to 100 years of committed service to the community.

Applause to WV Double Tap Gun Club, Beander’s and the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department for their recent highway cleanup. Unfortunately, there are still people who throw trash out of their cars. It doesn’t matter what state you are in, some people are just slobs. It is unfortunate that some take little to no pride in how their state looks. But thankfully, community service runs deep in our region of the state. There are many organizations that adopt a highway and the spotlight this week goes out to the previously mentioned groups of people.

Applause and congratulations to Woodly “L”, Kendal Ray. Many fads have come and gone but “Woodly the Elf” is a name and tradition that has stood the test of time for the last 50-years. When Christina Hensil created her Mountain State Forest Festival poster and first called the mascot “Woodly” 50 years ago, it stuck. Both girls have made history in their own right with their Woodly contributions. Christina made history by coming up with the official name of Woodly and Kendal is making history by being the first student from a private school to ever win the contest. Woodly has been painting the forest every year throughout the Forest Festival for the last 50 years. This year’s Festival will be from Sept. 28 through Oct. 6.

Applause to the Senior Center Home Delivery Meal Program that serves approximately 50 individuals in Mill Creek and the surrounding areas year-round. Peggy Lower, supervisor of the Mill Creek center, said more than 10 years ago seniors in the Mill Creek and surrounding areas began benefiting from the meal delivery program. Karrah Washington, executive director of the Randolph County United Way, said the United Way is happy to assist the Senior Center’s Home Delivery Meal Program.