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Community Work Day to tackle Williamstown projects

One of the areas that needs to be worked on during Community Work Day. (Photo Provided)

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown will hold a Community Work Day from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

The event will take place at Williamstown Bank Fields on Pribble Lane.

Williamstown City Council member Pat Peters said the Williamstown Bank Fields and the American Legion Fields are in disrepair and lack upkeep. The work day will feature community members stepping up and helping each other repair and “spruce up” the youth facilities, he said.

Peters said Bill Bailey Insurance will provide a water and snack station. WVU Medicine will also have a first aide station available for accidents, he said.

“Our hope is for the community to be proud of its youth facilities,” said Peters. “We have a short term and long term plan. Our vision is to make the facilities into a friendly park-like atmospheres. We would like to plant trees to provide shade for the future. This plan completely relies on volunteers and donations,” he said.

Peters said organizers understand that some people cannot attend the work day, but would still like to help. Those people can make donations by check payable to “Williamstown Community Association” which is managed by Williamstown National Bank, he said.

Volunteers should bring tools, gloves and work clothes, said Peters. Shovels, rakes, paint brushes, weed eaters, wire brushes, tillers, tools, saws, hammer and nails are the materials needed for this project, he added.

Peters said he is grateful for the help and donations that have been received for Community Work Day from Bill Bailey Insurance in Williamstown, Home Deport in Parkersburg, Shelly and Sands in Marietta, Williamstown Sons of the American Legion, and Eddy Chiropractic in Williamstown.

The day will consist of repairing, painting, labeling, installing, weed eating, and trash picking up, among other things.

Peters said he wants to make the fields more parent- and family-friendly so that it becomes a safer area for the community to access.

The rain make-up date for this event is Oct. 23, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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