Mullens Outdoor Entertainment Center

Mullens Outdoor Theater

Mullens Outdoor Theater on the last day of construction.

On July 8, 2001 the City of Mullens was inundated by the most destructive flood in its history, On July 8, 2008 the residents marked this event by formally commencing one more project that demonstrates their determination to invigorate a once thriving community. Volunteers, led by the Mullens Mayor and City Commissioners, had been preparing for the arrival of their fifth AmeriCorps NCCC Team that helped construct an Outdoor Entertainment Center where local music and performing arts can be exhibited.

Today, residents of Mullens welcome the Wolf 5 AmeriCorps*NCCC Team arriving here from their headquarters in Perry Point, MD. Wolf 5 has accepted the challenge to help local volunteers build an outdoor theatre in 30 days. The Team assisted with and participated in a grand opening and celebration of the contribution the AmeriCorps and Volunteers have made toward revitalizing efforts.

Sponsors of the Mullens Outdoor Entertainment Center included:

  • City of Mullens Mayor and Commissioners
  • Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc.
  • Wyoming County Board of Education
  • Volunteer West Virginia
  • West Virginia Development Office
  • Means Lumber
  • Union Power

Partners of this project included:

  • AmeriCorps*NCCC
  • AmeriCorps*VISTA/Coal Heritage Highway Authority
  • AmeriCorps*VISTA/Office of Surface Mining
  • Blueprint Community of Mullens
  • Groundwork Wyoming County

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Volunteers are a vital part of RAIL's success. We are SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! Please contact us if you want to make a difference and join our remarkable work teams.

In September 2010 RAIL volunteers began initiating a plan to invigorate Community and Economic development in the southern coalfields of West Virginia. In the past ten years RAIL has studied the needs of families in Appalachia as well as available resources and other accessible opportunities that can help their community become sustainable. Gaining a better understanding of what is needed has culminated in the Coal Heritage Trail of New Commerce Action Plan. Those implementing this plan, an organization at the grass roots, well understand their work cannot be successful without the help of volunteers and generous resources providers. Anyone interested in participating in this bold undertaking of helping families living in the Appalachian coalfields improve their economic and social conditions may contact for more information. RAIL gets its name from Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. and can best be described as Volunteers coming together as an organization to find ways to best benefit their community

March 18, 2011

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