Create Buckhannon plans projects and activities


BUCKHANNON — Create Buckhannon met in person and via Zoom last Thursday to discuss plans for local activities and projects.

One of the topics brought to discussion was the previously constructed plans to landscape near Buffalo Wild Wings at the Route 33 and Route 20 intersection.

The group also discussed the Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, which primarily focused on the Madison Street property. The main point addressed was to determine how many parking spots are needed in addition to the abundant existing free parking spaces in the City of Buckhannon. This also brought up the discussion of restroom availability and the placement of portable restrooms for future events.

The start of that discussion led to some wanting to hire a permanent attendee and some opposing the idea entirely. There have been many options offered up regarding alternative facilities. The issue seems to be one that is not going away and will be discussed in further depth as time goes on.

Festival Fridays will be extended on July 2 to include Buckhannon’s Independence Day Celebration. The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. and will continue to 10 p.m. Sponsored fireworks will be best viewed from Main Street. Inflatables, face painting, the Elite Twirlers and Stockert Youth and Community Center Drill Team are just some of the activities the celebration will have to offer.

The Vintage Theater Group also brought Shakespeare in the Park to Create Buckhannon’s attention and discussion ensued. The event would happen on July 10 at 7 p.m. and would be open to the public. Students from the theatre program at West Virginia Wesleyan College will be some of the people involved. A motion for the approval of sponsorship was made and seconded by members of the group in attendance. Keep an eye out for official announcements of more activities being held over the summer.

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