LOGAN, W.Va. — The City of Logan dedicated the newly landscaped traffic triangle in the City of Logan to the late Jim Frye April 29.
Family, friends, members of the Logan County Board of Education and many distinguished members of the community gathered to honor the memory of the always community-minded Jim Frye.
City Clerk, Amber Miller-Viars stated that the City of Logan wanted to do something special for Jim Frye saying, “When we (the City) think of Jim Frye, we think that he would have wanted something that will give back to the community for years to come. He had a servant’s heart.”
Viars went on to explain that the landscaping will continue to grow through the years, with each tree on the back side of the display dedicated to his family. Frye’s parent’s, wife and children each have a Japanese Maple tree in the triangle.
“Through the years, you will see these trees grow, as a reminder of how he loved each of you,” Viars stated.
A prayer memorializing Jim Frye was given by Don Elkins and a ribbon cutting followed prayer.
The temporary signs in the traffic triangle will be replaced by permanent stone signs that will remain as part of the display.
“We had a great team of people that helped us pull this together as part of Spring Clean Up Week, which makes it really special,” added Viars.
Jack Baisden of Four Seasons designed the metal flower display and delivered them to the site.
Streamline Enterprises, owned by Richie Belcher of Ragland, placed the flowers and cemented and secured them in the ground.
Lowes of Logan helped with the landscaping and mulch. Volunteers that constructed the site included Stephanie Avis, Jenny Vance, Greg “Fuji” Williams, Justin Conley, Todd Fleming, Jimmy Spears, Amber Viars and Serafino Nolletti.
The temporary signs were created by Stereo Video and the ribbon was donated by Heavenly Host.
The bricks that trim the display were a historical part of Logan, coming from the Logan Wholesale owned by the late Kenny Cox, a building that was demolished by the late Mike Urioste, who also left us in 2015.
The City will be hosting other cleanup and dedication activities throughout the month of May.