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Program funds improvement projects in Huntington, W.Va.’s West End

By Travis Crum for The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.

Lori Wolfe/ The Herald Dispatch From left, Nathan Thomas, Bre Shell and Shane Strait stand beside a bee pollination planter paid for by a “Love Your Block” program mini-grant at The Wild Ramp on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Huntington, W.Va.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Brittani Wilt said her initial idea to build a blessings box has expanded into creating a full-fledged park in Huntington’s West End neighborhood, complete with benches, a swing and an apple tree.

Wilt and her colleagues from the Children’s Home Society of Huntington have worked several days to transform the formerly unused lot into a space that everyone may enjoy.

While working on the lot, located around the corner from The Wild Ramp on West 5th Avenue, people have stopped littering there, and neighbors have taken notice of the improvements.

Wilt, a social work intern, said they were originally looking for a lot to place a blessings box, but plans evolved when they got in touch with the Cabell County Master Gardeners and others who helped in its design. …

Read more: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/program-funds-improvement-projects-in-huntington-s-west-end/article_1d49903f-90a6-5786-9134-531ef55b9038.html

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