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Senior Center officially opens Miniature Golf Course

The Braxton County Senior Citizens Center had a perfect day for their Official Miniature Golf Course Grand Opening. On Thursday, April 28 at 10:00 am, seniors and other community members gathered at the site to participate in the ceremony.

BCSCC Executive Director Mary Chapman opened the event by thanking everyone for coming and for their support during the process. Frank Blake led those in attendance to an opening prayer and Jamie Belknap sang the National Anthem after the presentation of the flags by American Legion Post #33.

Dignitaries including Lynn Jeffries from Governor Jim Justice’s office, Brian Aluise representing Senator Joe Manchin, WV Bureau of Senior Services Commissioner Robert Roswall, and Delegate Brent Boggs spoke about the importance of the facility to the community.

BCSCC Board Chairman Evelyn Post spoke about the work to complete the project even through the pandemic.

Gary Rexroad, Facilities Director, talked about the history and the purpose of the golf course during the ceremony.

Executive Director Chapman acknowledged special guest and those whose hard work brought the mini golf course to fruition from just a “field of dreams.”

The ceremony ended with a “putt off” between Delegate Boggs and Evelyn Post. Post easily defeated Delegate Boggs as she was able to get a hole in one.

At the completion of the event, everyone was invited inside the Senior Center for a luncheon. The golf course is open during normal business hours. For additional information call the Center at (304)765-4090. (See additional photographic coverage on page 18 of this issue.)