WAYNE UNDERWOOD FIELD IMPROVEMENTS MOVE FORWARD - Grants For $28,000 Walking Trail Received, $7,000 Water-Electrical Improvements


Delegate Bill Stemple (left) and Sen. Jeff Kessler (right) present $28,000 grant to County Commissioner Rick Sampson (center) from Gov. Bob Wise's office

Improvements to Wayne Underwood Field in Grantsville have been slow moving, with much of the work done by volunteers and the Wayne Underwood Committee.

Several projects are moving forward to improve the facility owned by the county. Wayne Underwood Field is being used for sports, recreational and other community activities, including the Calhoun Wood Festival.

A $28,000 grant requested by the Calhoun Commission for a walking trail around the facility was received this week. The money will be used for a paved walking trail around the perimeter of the old football field. It will give local citizens a safe place to exercise.

The Commission has also received a $7,000 grant from the Sisters of St. Joseph to improve electrical and water service to the grounds.

The Department of Natural Resources has advised the county it will move forward on their request to install a boat dock adjacent to the field.

The Commission is also attempting to obtain bleacher seating for the facility.