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Hinton, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: Hinton's historic district was created in the 1980s, but public interest for the district had waned over the years. To foster community pride and educate residents, the local Historic Landmarks Commission purchased and installed plaques on significant buildings in Hinton's historic district. The plaques provide information about the significance of each location. To further draw people in, the commission established a walking tour, which it promoted online and by printing and distributing brochures. Because tourism is an important local economic driver, so the commission has coordinated with the local visitors center to promote the tour.

Durbin, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project repaired a public staircase connecting different elevations of the town.

Wellsburg, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project revitalized the Town Square by leveling brick pavers and installing tables, chairs, umbrellas and trash cans, as well as murals on the walls and colorful paint on crosswalks.

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Grafton, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Trails

Description: This project enhanced an unofficial walking trail by installing additional benches and directional signage to make it safer and more accessible for residents.

Mannington, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will install outdoor fitness equipment at two different locations along a walking trail to provide older adults with an opportunity to get exercise in the outdoors.

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