Some of our past projects

Railcar renovation

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A major project has been the restoration  of an old rail car into a history center for the Youghiogheny River Trail section of the Great American Passage.

Smithton Beach Shelter

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Another major project was construction of a shelter along the Youghiogheny River Trail at Smiothton Beach.

North Belle Vernon Veterans’ banners

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The club also launched and maintains a project to display Veterans' banners in North Belle Vernon.

Police dog

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The club provided a police dog to the Rostraver Police Department.

Wounded Warriors

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The club also supported the Wounded Warriors organization with a concert.

International projects

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Our Club has supported several international projects including Polio Plus, which is on the verge of irradiating polio, and supplying safe drinking water to many places in around the world.

Highway cleanup

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At least once a year club members, with the help of members of the Belle Vernon Area High School and Frazier High School Interact clubs, clean up the I-70 ramps at North Belle Vernon.

Foreign Exchange Students

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The club over the years has hosted several foreign exchange students.

Trail markers

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Another club project was to place markers at significant sites along the Youghiogheny River Trail. These are detailed in the railcar.

Darr Mine Disaster

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The club placed a marker at the site of the Darr Mine Disaster in Van Meter.

On Dec. 19, 1909, 239 miners were killed in a mine explosion.

More coming

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