WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a couple of days a month ago, there was no baseball field at Villa Park, in downtown White Sulphur Springs. There was no football field, no tennis courts, no playground.
“Nothing but brown water as far as I could see,” was how 85-year-old Irma Justice described the park a block from her house, after Howard’s Creek overflowed its banks, submerging the park. It was part of the flash-flooding that killed 23 people in West Virginia, including 15 in Greenbrier County.
On Wednesday, the park moved one step closer to being functional with some help from some very big men, from very far away.
On the day before they started training camp at The Greenbrier resort, a mile up the road, the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints spent a couple of hours removing debris, fixing things up, working to erase the last vestiges of the flood…