WEIRTON - Summer weather often brings sight-seers to the Ohio Valley and the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau is making sure the Brooke-Hancock Veterans Memorial Park is in top shape.
With the Brooke-Hancock Veterans Memorial Park located near U.S. 22 requiring upkeep during the summer months, CVB Executive Director Dan Greathouse presented members of the park's board of directors with a $500 donation to maintain and care for the park during the summer months.
Ward 4 Councilman George Ash said there are mostly older and disabled veterans currently taking care of the park and the donation will help the board hire a younger person to care for the park throughout the entire summer. He said without donations and volunteers, it would be impossible to care for the grounds.
The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau presented a $500 donation for the care and maintenance of the Brooke-Hancock Veterans Memorial Park during the summer months. Pictured is Ward 4 Councilman George Ash, Milton Fabianich and Dan Greathouse, executive director for the CVB. -- Angelina Dickson
"We appreciate the CVB stepping up and supporting the park and hope to see people here enjoying it," he said.
The property where the veterans memorial park is located, according to Ash, would be a prime location for additional improvements to make it a sight-seeing attraction, rest stop and information center. Positioned between Columbus and Pittsburgh, he said there are not a whole lot of other places for such things in the area and upkeep is important to preserve it.
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