All are invited to an “Idea Exchange” at the Pendleton Community Building, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 17. This is an open meeting around re-branding Pendleton County as Closest to Heaven in West Virginia.
From the press release
“We the people of the county can change the Pendleton County brand. Let’s recognize what we’ve got—and get others to do so also. The objective, builds from West Virginia calling itself ‘Almost Heaven.’
We have Spruce Knob, the state’s highest. Seneca Rocks is the highest free-standing cliff east of the Mississippi. America’s First River – The Potomac – begins in Pendleton County. Pendleton is considered the best site in the Mid-Atlantic to view the stars. There is now an impressive effort underway to preserve Franklin’s historic main street.
The Oct. 17 meeting will set a vision for how the citizens of Pendleton County can document the range of special things about our county. An effort then will be made to change the signs across the county to point to why we are so special. A step that we will discuss at the meeting is how to work as a county to document all that we have.
Whether good or bad, so much begins in the head. Like a winning sports team where games are won first by believing. Games are also won, though, by having good stuff to work with. And Pendleton County has great stuff to work with.”
This is an Informal Project of the Pendleton County EDA, Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce, Future Generations University and Pendleton Community Foundation.