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Boos & Applause

Applause to Mike Ross and family for making a million dollar contribution in support of the WVU Medicine Children’s “Grow Children’s” Capital Campaign and the Brick Health Outreach Fund in the WVU School of Medicine. A portion of the new gift will be used to name the family waiting area in the surgical and procedural center in the new WVU Medicine Children’s tower.

Applause to H.W. Daniels Post 29 of the American Legion in Elkins and its 100th anniversary celebration. Post 29 was one of 54,00 posts founded at the start of the American Legion. Veterans from all branches of service enjoyed a special dinner last Saturday The dinner was open to the public and those in attendance received an inspiring message from Department Commander Barbara Burdette of the American Legion, Department of West Virginia.

Applause to fire fighters from around the region for paying tribute to one of Elkins’ 35-year veterans of the Elkins Fire Department. A funeral service for Roger Bolyard was held Monday. Multiple hook-and-ladder fire engines from around the region created ladder archways in honor of their fire fighter brother.

Applause to the West Virginia Department of Highways for installing new reflector polls at the intersection of 11th Street and South Randolph Avenue. The intersection of Routes 33, 250 and 219 is one of the busiest intersections in Elkins. Vehicles attempting to cross multiple lanes of traffic have always been a problem at this intersection and it has been the site of many wrecks over the years. These newly installed reflector poles are a welcome addition and should improve public safety.

Applause to the Randolph County Commission for providing funding to The Arts Center in Elkins. The Arts Center provides a valuable venue for local artists to showcase their efforts. The free monthly Brown Bag Concerts have been well received throughout the years as have the various art classes the facility offers. With the Mountain State Forest Festival on the immediate horizon, the Arts Center will be one of the main attractions of the Festival. To keep this treasure thriving, The Art Center needs all the funding and volunteers they can get.