Boy Scout Troop 58 filled many of the seats at the recent Logan County Commission meeting. Their troop leader Billy Bryant told the packed courtroom the boys were there to learn about politics and what happens in the meetings.
Senator Art Kirkendoll was present and pledged his support to find funding to keep Camp Chief Logan open. For the past four years, 2,700 have attended the camp.
Requests approved by the commission were:
• $2,500 for expenses requested by Philip Vance, a parent volunteer for the Logan County Schools robotics FRC and FTC Team 4821 who qualified for national competition at St. Louis, Missouri
• $1,000 to sponsor ballerina Peyton Cope to attend a program at a prestigious dance academy
• $2,000 requested by Tommy Kirk for the Chapmanville Athletic Association
• $5,000 to support the 4-H Camp, WVU Extension Agent Jeremy Farley told the commission 78 attended the camp last year and they are hoping for 80 this year.
• $5,000 to the City of Logan Freedom Festival
• $500 to the Island Creek Model Railroad Club
• $1,500 to the Military Order of the Purple Heart to help bring Wounded Warriors to ride Hatfield-McCoy Trails
• $500 to the 10-and-Under WV Wildcats travel ball
• $7,800 for repairs to Omar Community Center
The next meeting will be held May 6 at 3 p.m.