CHARLESTON—Numerous community members attended Taylor County Day at the Legislature last week, to discuss their hopes for the county, as well as, concerns..
According to Delegate Amy Summers, during last year’s Legislative meeting, she decided to host a Taylor County Day, so that citizens could express ideas or concerns for the community.
“Some All Aboard Grafton members asked me if I would be willing to do it again,” shared Summers. “They gave me a date they would be available, we got it scheduled and they came down.”
This year a proclamation was signed, citing Taylor County’s rich history and bright future, as a key factor in recognizing the county, during their Legislative meeting.
Summers said that a pamphlet about popular sites and facts about the community were placed on the desk of each House member.
“Senator Sypolt, Senator Smith and I also met with the group for about 30 minutes, to hear their concerns,” explained Summers. “We were also able to share what was going on in the Legislature.”
Zach Summers, Nel Elder, Andy Collins, Breanna Collins, Tom Hart, Donna Hart, George Tucker, Melissa Garvin, and Delegate Amy Summers represented our community, during the event. Sheryl Perks and Michelle Mouser were also present, as representatives of Arch Coal’s Leer Mine.
“Michelle and I went to show our support for Taylor County,” said Perks. “Not only do I live in Taylor County, but I am also fortunate enough to work here.”
According to Summers, next year they are hoping to have a day where Barbour, Upshur and Taylor County citizens can all meet at the same time. Summers said she hopes to have a date for the event soon, which she will announce, in hopes that more people will attend.
“I appreciate Delegate Summers organizing this day to recognize Taylor County, and I especially appreciate those folks who took time away from their businesses and jobs to represent our community,” shared All Aboard Grafton Chairman Tom Hart. “A debt of gratitude also goes to Bryan Smith, who designed a beautiful brochure promoting the many attractions available in our county.”
According to Hart, an official proclamation recognizing Taylor County will be proudly displayed at the All Aboard Grafton Headquarters, located at 121 West Main Street, Grafton.