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Appalachian Bible College | News | Mayor Honors Students
What do you get if you take twenty-five students from Appalachian Bible College, for two hours, on a 3.7 mile bike trail in Beckley, WV? The answer is simple; 53 bags of trash, 5 tires (one with rim in tact), 200 lbs of loose metal and concrete, and countless memories.
These details come on the heel of Diakonos Day, a day in which students volunteer to serve our community in a unique way. This year the student’s efforts were directed toward cleaning up the Rails-to-Trails, a paved and lighted trail that enables residents and visitors to enjoy safe and relaxing exercise.
This year respected friend of the college and pillar in West Virginia, Mayor Emmett S. Pugh, III, of Beckley, WV honored the students of ABC for their involvement and work in “helping Beckley with city beautification.” Mayor Pugh presented Student Council President, Jon Miller, with the City of Beckley Community Service Award and expressed his gratitude for “what you are doing for the City of Beckley.”