GRAFTON—Registration is currently open for the 2017 Try This Conference, to be held at West Virginia Wesleyan College, in Buckhannon.
The Try This Conference is a statewide movement, focused on making West Virginia healthy.
Trythiswv.com states, its mission is, to help knock West Virginia off the top of the worst health lists, community by community.
The conference is scheduled for June 2-3, registration cost is $100, until April 20, after April 20, the cost is $150.
The dorm room cost is $30 per night. The website has a list of motels, hotels and camping areas, with costs, in the conference area.
The 2016 conference featured 40 “how-to” workshops, and 128 presenters. The conference had more than 550 participants, from all over West Virginia, the website stated.
According to the website, if three or more people from your community attend, and plan as a team, they can apply for a mini-grant of up to $3,000, to help fund a healthy community project.
Taylor County, Extension Agent-4-H Youth Development and WVU Assistant Professor Jennifer Murray shared, Taylor County has received six mini-grants in the past, to support healthy community projects.
Some of the projects the minigrants have supported are, the Grafton Community Garden and the Kids Coupon program at the Farmers Market,
There have also been upgrades to the playground at the Flemington Elementary School, expansions to the playground at Little Feet Daycare and the Kayaking/Create Your Adventure Project.
Murray added, “It is really positive and uplifting. If you have an idea for the community, there are people there to help you. Everyone there is honest, and at the end of the day they want to see you succeed.”