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One of the areas to work on during the community work day. (Photo provided)

WILLIAMSTOWN – Williamstown will be hosting a community service day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 16.

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

Williamstown City Council Member Pat Peters said the fields at Williamstown Bank and the American Legion are in poor condition and lacking maintenance. The work day will feature community members stepping up and helping each other repair and “arrange” youth institutions, he said.

Peters said Bill Bailey Insurance will provide a water and snack station. WVU Medicine will also have a first aid station in the event of an accident, he said.

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

Peters said organizers understand some people can’t attend the work day, but would like to help anyway. These 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 killers, wire brushes, tillers, tools, saws, hammers and nails are the materials needed for this project, he added.

Peters said he was grateful for the help and donations 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 among other things of repairing, painting, labeling, installing, weeding and collecting garbage.

Peters said he wanted to make the fields more parent and family friendly so that they became a safer access area for the community.

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

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