Reg Trefethen and Gerald Fogg are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for August. Trefethen is the manager of the Barbour County Community Garden Market for Heart & Hand House, Inc. Fogg is a Philippi attorney.
Trefethen is a native of New Jersey and graduate of Franklin Lakes High School. He graduated from Cornell University with a major in agronomy and ornamental horticulture. Before joining Heart & Hand House, he was vice president for sales and marketing for the tool division of Emerson Electric, president of the Green Ball Ladder Company, sales director for Porter Cable Power Tools and, for five years, was executive director of World Vision. He served as a sergeant E-5 with the 101st Airborne Division.
Trefethen is a member of the board of directors of the Life Choice Pregnancy Center in Clarksburg, was a member of the Texas Association of Nurserymen in Dallas and a member of the Winslow Township, N.J. Board of Education.
The Garden Market, he said, is proud to celebrate its 20th year of service. Originally, the plan was "to provide an outlet for excess fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, jams, jellies and baked goods as a means of generating additional income for local farmers, growers and gardeners while offering fresh, nutritious food for our friends and neighbors. As one of the ministry programs under the Heart & Hand umbrella, we are grateful for the support of the community. The market is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on South Main Street at the intersection of Philippi Bypass. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Please call 304-457-5774," he said.
Fogg was a member of the class of 1968 at Philip Barbour High School. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1972 and the WVU College of Law in 1976. He is a member of the 19th Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the West Virginia State Bar and and the Barbour County Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Commission.
Fogg has practiced in Philippi since 1976 and currently is a sole practicioner working primarily with real estate transactions. He has handled a variety of legal matters over the years, including serving as assistant prosecuting attorney with four former prosecutors. He has a long-standing interest in Barbour County Courthouse records, he said, and has undertaken several volunteer projects to organize and protect various property and court records, some of which are more than 100 years old and still in use.
Fogg is an amateur musician who enjoys playing the hammer dulcimer, especially for the annual Blue and Gray Reunion Kids Day. He is active in the Philippi Baptist Church. He also enjoys running and this year won his age category during the Blue and Gray 5K.