SOUTHSIDE — Progress continues on the new dining hall at the Mason County 4H Camp as funds continue to come in.
With a roof overhead and the frame standing, much is still needed in order to serve the youth of Mason County. The electrical systems still need installed, heating and cooling have yet to begin, and the kitchen, most crucial of all parts, is a long way from ready.
The Army National Guard has continued to provide free labor, supporting local youth. According to Lorrie Wright, local 4H director, they are beginning to construct the interior walls and hang drywall. A significant amount of progress has been made so far, not without much patience. This project began with fundraising several years ago, with the intention of replacing the aged dining hall.
Despite the challenges still facing Wright and local 4H volunteers, they will hold camps for the first time in two years this summer.
“We still have a lot to raise, but we are going to host 4H camps this year,” Wright said.
If anyone is interested in signing up their children for 4H, would like to volunteer, or donate financially to finish the new dining hall they can contact the WVU Extension Office at 304-675-0888.
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