Fayette County, WV Center

 

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Email: gro.e1553096180mohps1553096180a@ett1553096180eyaFV1553096180W1553096180

Physical Address: Midland Trail Community Center, 118 Church Street, Ansted, WV 25812  (map)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ASPFayette

Please note: Parking space will be limited. If you are bringing extra vehicles for your group, please notify the staff in advance.

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Center Information

 

Sleeping Quarters: Air conditioned classrooms. You will need to bring air mattresses or cots, pillows and sleeping bags.

 

Cafeteria/Kitchens: We will use the community center’s cafeteria and kitchen. It is a separate building from the sleeping quarters, but on the same property. It is also air conditioned.

 

Showers: There are three outdoor showers per gender.

 

Recreation Space: There is a gym that ASP volunteers will have access to on specific days of the week when sports teams are not using it. The cafeteria also has ample space for indoor relaxation. Hawks Nest State Park is also just down the road!

 

Closest Medical Facility: Summersville Regional Medical Center: 400 Fairview Heights Rd, Summersville, WV 26651

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About the Community

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History of ASP in the County: This is our first time back since 2014, and we are new to the town of Ansted. ASP has had an on and off presence in Fayette County for over 14 years.

 

Population: 43,521

 

Terrain: Mountainous, home to the New River Gorge National River.

 

County Seat: Fayetteville, WV

 

Major Employers: Adventure sports companies (rafting, mountain biking, hiking, climbing), Fayette County Board of Education, Mt. Olive Correctional Center, Plateau Medical Center, WV University Institute of Technology

 

Per Capita Income: %20,758

 

Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 22.3%

 

Interesting Facts: Fayette County is home to Hawks Nest State Park, Babcock State Park, and the New River Gorge National River & Bridge. Bridge Day is an event that occurs every October where they close down the New River Gorge Bridge and have a festival that includes people jumping off the bridge with parachutes. Fayette County has a deep history of coal mining, but tourism has taken a strong hold in recent years.