BB&T makes adventurous donation

GRAFTON—Last week, through the help of a project, one local organization will be able to bring more adventure to the county.

Through the BB&T Lighthouse Project, the Grafton branch of the bank was able to help the Adventure Club by donating $900. With the donation a total of $435 was spent on life jackets.

In addition, to the purchase of the life jackets, the Adventure Club will also be purchasing fruits and vegetables to be planted at the community garden located downtown.

Representatives from the bank will be lending a hand in helping to plant all of the fresh goodies that will be available to the community.

President of Project HOP2E Michael Thrush along with Director of Project HOP2E and Chairman of the Adventure Club Bryan Smith came to the bank on Friday, to pick up some of the life jackets.

Smith and Thrush shared that they are excited to have the life jackets and they will help with expanding the water activities the club has coming up later this month.

Bank Manager Stephanie Randolph expressed that they were happy to help with the purchase of the life jackets and the community garden.

According to BB&T’s website the Lighthouse Project was created to address the needs of communities, and their associates participate in an annual community service effort.

The Taylor County Adventure Club was created in 2016 and is an adventure club that strives to provide recreational opportunities to locals and tourists that utilize the Tygart River and surrounding areas.

Activities include hiking, kayaking, canoeing, biking, fishing, a lazy river, rafting, hunting and much more.

They have come together to bring fun-filled physical activity to citizens who reside in the Tygart River watershed communities and to help grow the tourism industry of Grafton.

The life jackets will be used for the upcoming season with kayaking, stand up paddle boards and the lazy river.

The cost for kayaks and the stand-up paddle boards are $25 for a whole day or just $15 for a half day.

Individuals who want to spend the afternoon on the lazy river the cost is only $10 a person and if you want to come as a group, the cost is only $7 a person with 20 or more in the group. 

The water adventures will start on May 18 and end in October, depending on the weather.

For more information about the Adventure Club and upcoming events be sure to check out their Facebook page.


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