SPOTLIGHT ON PROJECTS
Community Garden on Sixth Avenue
The St. Albans Rotary Club is ready to trade snow shovels for garden hoes, as it prepares to unveil one of its latest service projects, a community garden on Sixth Avenue. There will be multiple raised beds on the 50-foot-by-120-foot parcel of land that the club is leasing from the City of St. Albans. Individuals, church groups or civic organizations can rent a space to raise flowers or vegetables. The land is between the Ayash office building and the LeRose Insurance Agency. The Rotary Club plans a May 9 ribbon cutting for the community garden, which will coincide with St. Albans Founders Day activities. Current Rotary Club President Roger Kennedy said the community garden idea came up last year, when Jim Winter was the club president. -
IN THE NEWS
St. Albans Rotary Celebrates 90 Years
The St. Albans Rotary Club is still going strong at 90 years old.The club was founded in 1922 and works to raise money that it distributes back into the community. The club will celebrate its anniversary Jan. 24 at Angela's on the River in St. Albans. The guest speaker will be Roy Lee Cooke, one of West Virginia's own Rocket Boys.The St. Albans Rotary Club has made significant donations to St. Albans High School, including funding three $1,000 scholarships. The club also donates to Christ's Kitchen and The Jericho House. Members also sponsor "The Battle of the Bridge" trophy for the annual St. Albans High/Nitro High football game.
St. Albans Rotary Soup