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Board asks Preston Commission for funds to renovate 4-H camp

Created on:   Thu, Mar 8, 2018   8:21 AM

Last modified:   Thu, Mar 8, 2018   8:21 AM

The Dominion Post

KINGWOOD — The Preston County 4-H Camp Board of Directors was the latest agency to ask Preston Commissioners to provide money in the coming fiscal year.

In the current fiscal year, the commission gave the camp $6,464 to pipe in public water; replace plumbing, toilets and shower fixtures; and do kitchen renovations.

Becky Shackelford told commissioners March 5 that renovations continue, as do fundraisers, but the county’s help would be appreciated.

“We have a pool that is not working,” she said, referring to what is one of only two public pools in Preston County.

Excavations revealed pipes are broken all around the pool, she said. It’s now a choice of fixing it — at a cost of $8,637 — or filling it in, Shackelford said. The camp’s board prefers the former.

Other updates in the dining hall, bath houses and cabins, ranging from lights to electrical receptacles, will cost more than $14,000, Shackelford said.

Commissioners asked which project the camp board puts first, and she said the pool.