ASP has had an on and off presence in Fayette county for over 14 years. As of 2019, ASP was new to the Ansted community; we are excited to return.
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Sleeping Quarters: Air conditioned classrooms. You will need to bring your own air mattress or cot, pillow and sleeping bag.
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 six indoor showers. ASP worked with the community center this year to build them!
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, and, Hawks Nest State Park is just down the road!
Closest Medical Facility: Summersville Regional Medical Center: 400 Fairview Heights Rd, Summersville, WV 26651
About the Community
Terrain: Mountainous, home to the New River Gorge National River
County Seat: Fayetteville, WV
Major Employers: Recreational tourism attractions (New River Gorge National Park, rafting and adventures), restaurants/food services, healthcare
Per Capita Income: $20,758
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 20%
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.
For more on the tourism side, check out some highlights of the area here