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Mill Creek to celebrate homecoming

September 13, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Mill Creek Homecoming activities are set for Friday and Saturday in Hamill Park.

Friday, there will be a gospel sing starting at 6 p.m. Cub Hammonds will take the stage first, followed by the Hardly Ever Band with Joe Danger at 7 p.m. and then Harvey Taylor.

The event will include an auction.

Tickets will be available for a 2004 Suzuki Eiger 4x4 in excellent condition. Second prize is a handmade quilt, and third prize is a $50 Applebee's gift certificate. The drawing will be at the end of the festivities Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, there will be games for kids of all ages, food and drinks, a 50/50 drawing, cake walks and live entertainment.

Mill Creek leaders are excited about plans for the Robert E. Maxwell Community Center, named for a man who lived his life working and caring about the community.

The center's groundbreaking took place May 7, 2011, and the outer shell, sub-flooring and roof are now complete.

Work will start soon to complete the exterior walls to get the building enclosed.

Retired Brig. Gen. John P. Russell, who donated the property, also deserves recognition. Russell donated the property now known as Hamill Park in memory of his parents, John and Margaret Johnson Hamill.

It is the hope that the Robert E. Maxwell Community Center will become the centerpiece of Mill Creek. Monies received to help with this project include $10,000 from Randolph County Commission, $1,000 from Mountain State Street Machines and $20,000 from Gov. Tomblin's Community Participation Grant program for kitchen and bathroom equipment.

This grant requires a $5,000 match, and this money is set aside.

So far expenses have amounted to $42,766, and additional costs are anticipated to total $75,000. This will include finishing the building, repairing the pavilions and completing parking and landscaping.

Upon completion of the center, a "Partner Wall" bearing the names of contributors will be on display.

More information is available by contacting Mill Creek Clerk Janet Hosaflook at 304-335-4795.

"We would like to take the time to thank Delegates Bill Hartman and Denise Campbell, Sen. Walt Helmick, Mike Taylor and the County Commission and Bonnie Serrett for their help in securing funds," said Mayor Bill Brock. "We hope everyone comes out for a good time on Saturday and helps us raise money for a good cause."

 
 

 

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