The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is dedicated to twenty-nine miners who lost their lives in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 5th, 2010, to the first responders and mine rescuers that put themselves in harm's way to come to the aid of their fellow man and to all individuals who have suffered injury, illness or death as a result of working in the coal industry.
"This striking memorial symbolizes strength. Strength of those brave men, the strength
of their families and the unwavering strength of this community. This memorial stands
as a reminder... a reminder of what we lost, the love we shared for our fallen brothers,
as a reminder that life is often too short and as a reminder that we must always
put safety first. This memorial stands for all of us- to help heal, to reflect and
to never forget."
-Senator Joe Manchin, UBB Miners Memorial Dedication, July 27, 2012
Sending gratitude to the WV Community Development Hub for their donation to our Youth Bike and Fishing Club projects! The Sylvester Bike Club is up and running and the youth fishing club will start meeting in January 2017. Both projects are funded by the Try This West Virginia Group. Check out the Try This page and website for creative ideas for your community! Thank you so much for your support! Karissa Webb Lesly Farley Joshua Farley Michelle Scrivo Allen