Glenville State’s Baseball Team Does Community Work in Charleston
Instead of bats and balls, the Glenville State College baseball team had rakes and shovels in hand Friday morning, April 21, 2012.
They worked with the staff at Yeager Airport in Charleston on a beautification project at the entranceway of the state’s largest airport.
The team was in the Charleston area to play West Virginia State University Friday afternoon and Coach Tom Gilbert says his guys were up for a challenge.
“They were gung-ho to come down here and do a little community service,“ the coach said.
The players planted small pines and flowering bushes at the Yeager Airport welcome sign on the way up the hill to the facility.
Two members of the team are forestry majors.
They felt right at home digging in the dirt. For some of the others, it was a first time experience.
Glenville has been working with Yeager for several years.
Students and faculty re-landscaped the hillside facing I-77 in 2008 after the airport moved mountains of earth to lengthen the runway.
“Four years ago they planted over 10,000 trees at the airport and we thought we’d come and add a little to that with the beautification of the entrance,” Coach Gilbert said.“
With a new sign and new landscaping, Yeager Airport has a brand new look.
~~ WVMN ~~
It is great that there are more posting about student accomplishments. The non jocks deserve praise too. Regarding land reclamation work for the students, why is it that the marred hillside at Hays City behind Waco is not taken on as a community improvement project by GSC? That place is a severe eyesore. Perhaps local citizens could take up a collection to pay for the project. Ike’s memorial mound along Mineral Road has good ground cover thanks to proper land care.
Comment by GSC PROF on 04.23.2012
Your kidding right??? The community should take up a collection and use THEIR money to fix a problem that Ike made!! Whats wrong with his money?
The community did not create the eyesore, Ike did and he should be made to fix it.. just dont hold your breath~~
Comment by annon. on 04.23.2012
Geez Louise, it is too bad the baseball team couldn’t help in cleaning up the RAPE PROBLEM at GSC. Several VICTIMS have expressed an opinion that it is NOT SAFE for ANY FEMALE AT GSC!!
Nice, plant some tree’s but ravage the women, and leave them totally ruined, humiliated and psychological, and physically damaged, with all their hopes in dreams SHATTERED!!
Just look what GERRY HOUGH did to Mary Hudnall. Mary was a nice girl that worked at the GO MART, and they frightened her enough with threats of BEING RAPED AGAIN, from what I am told if she showed up to testify against GABE PHROPHET a football player in magistrate court.
Comment by Anonymous on 04.23.2012
In regards to the hillside at Hay City, I heard that the Land Resources Dept. or someone at GSC approached the Dept. of Highways about planting some trees there and they were turned down. I don’t know how factual that is. There should be something there besides a large expanse of grass.
Comment by Anita Simpson on 04.23.2012
That hillside at Hays City. Isn’t that where the road is to built, up over the hill to the College’s big, humongous, dirt pile, stalled project, is supposed to go?
The project that is being rebid, leaving OUT the medical portion, since the medical folks at Minnie Hamilton said it was not a sustainable project?
No sense planting tress where the GC Dirt Mover will build a road?
Comment by anonymous on 04.23.2012
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