January 25, 2016

Mountaineer Contractors along with Greer Limestone and Polce Seal Coating came together to help out the Masontown VFW. Leaders of the VFW say they're thrilled with the repairs which compliment a new building that opened five years ago.

“They came through in glorious fashion. I’m just tickled to death," said Alex "Buck" Turner, the VFW's commander. "We could have never done it on our own. We just couldn’t afford it because we have the new building here and we’re still paying on it.”

It all started last month when the owner of Greer Limestone saw that the parking lot was in disarray and wanted to help out.

Greer Limestone covered the cost of 300 tons of asphalt for the project, Polce Seal Coating provided sealing and Mountaineer Paving donated the labor.

Clark St. Clair, treasurer at the VFW, said the generosity of these companies saved the VFW an estimated $70,000-$100,000.

“It shows they support the veterans of Preston County, and we’re happy about that," St. Clair said. :We’re always doing things for the community. We’re donating to the 4-H, the Boy Scouts, the local churches, of course we’re putting flags on all the graveyards at all the important events. We’re doing all this, and now, somebody’s giving back to us."

Turner says the final step in the project is to beautify the entrance. They'll complete that task in the spring (story from