Mineral County Day, 2019

Mineral County on Display

Mineral County was well represented for Mineral County Day this year in Charleston.  Tables were staffed by - 

  • Ashby's Fort Museum

  • Automated Packaging

  • Burlington United Methodist Family Services

  • The Town of Carpendale

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Economic Development Authority

  • Potomac State College

  • Potomac Valley Hospital

  • Travis P. Moreland Foundation

  • Tucker Community Foundation

  • Western Maryland Health System

  • Youth With A Mission West Virginia

 

Hundreds of legislators, staffers, and visitors, stopped by to see what was going on in Mineral County.

State of the State Reception

As the crowd started gathering for the State of the State Address, Good Carma Catering put out the best food in the state for everyone to sample while Donnie Carman played guitar and sang.  The crowd favorite... "Country Roads", of course!

 

Getting To Work

Every year, one of the best opportunities to meet with Cabinet Secretaries and Department Heads, comes on Mineral County Day.  We had two major priorities this year - the drug crisis, and improving tourism in the county, which were addressed in several meetings.  Of course other issues were discussed, and updates were shared in both directions. 

  This year we had meetings with:

  • Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

  • Department of Health and Human Resources

  • Department of Agriculture

  • Division of Culture and History

  • Division of Tourism

  • Department of Transportation

The meetings we had were very productive and helpful.  We  first thanked those responsible for the following:

  • State Street Stoplight

  • Burlington Bridge Replacement

  • Upcoming Scenic Lane Safety Upgrades

  • Grant for Ashby's Fort

There are other road improvements coming, which are also very much appreciated.  

Honoring

Clifton Brooks Sr.

Clifton Brooks Sr. was honored on Mineral County Day by the West Virginia House and Senate, as well as by Senator Manchin and Congressman McKinley.  Mr. Brooks is one of the last Tuskeegee Airmen still living, and has led a very honorable life in Keyser.

 

Mr. Brooks was unable to make the long trip to Charleston, but was represented by ten members of his family, who wore shirts honoring Clifton, simply saying "Celebrating Our Hero".  He is our hero too.  Well done, Mr. Brooks. 

 

Luncheon by

Good Carma

Catering

 

Serving a luncheon to 300 Legislators, staffers, and Department staff has been a tradition over the many years Mineral County has gone to Charleston.  This year though was a big challenge.  We wanted to bring Mineral County's own Good Carma Catering, and we wanted to host a reception before and after the Governor's speech.  That is a tall order for any ordinary caterer, but Sarah Carman took less than a second to reply - "let's go!".  A new bar has been set, and we owe Sarah and her family a huge debt of gratitude for two very successful events.

Both events were paid for by our very generous sponsors -

  • Lumber & Things

  • Northrop Grumman

  • Western Maryland Health System

  • WVU Medicine - Potomac Valley Hospital

  • Automated Packaging

  • First Energy

  • Verso

  • Youth With A Mission West Virginia

  • Burlington United Methodist Family Services

  • The Greater Cumberland Committee

  • Tucker Community Foundation

  • Ashby's Fort Museum

  • Montum Architecture

  • Mineral Daily News Tribune

  • RK&K

  • WKYW-LP 102.9 FM

Thanks to all for a very successful trip.