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Posted on Feb 2, 2014
2013 Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group Inc. Tax Information
The UBBMMG, Inc is required to publically post its 2013 tax information. Attached is the F990EZ Form. Please email email@example.com for copies of schedules A, B and O.
Posted on Jun 10, 2013
Memorial Group Receives Governor’s Service Award from Volunteer West Virginia
By Moya Doneghy
CHARLESTON, W.VA. – A passionate and hard working group of volunteers have made the dream of a beautiful and fitting mining memorial a reality.
On Wednesday, August 7, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will honor The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group for its dedication to service at the annual Governor’s Service Awards banquet at the Charleston Civic Center. The banquet is held as a part of Faces of Leadership, the annual state volunteerism conference.
Posted on Apr 28, 2013
UBBMMG partners with the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
by Mike Gwinn
WHITESVILLE, W.Va.- The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group announced this morning that it has joined the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia as an Organizational Partner. The memorial group is proud to be a member of the alliance and looks forward to helping preserve West Virginia’s proud heritage.
Posted on Apr 22, 2013
UBBMMG announces new project at local Health and Wellness Expo
By Mike Gwinn
UBBMMG ANNOUNCES NEW COAL HERITAGE PROJECT AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO SPONSORSHIP
WHITESVILLE, W.Va.-The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group announced this morning that it plans to build a new riverfront park at the former site of a public pool in Whitesville near the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial. The group has again partnered with Rob Dinsmore, UBB Miners Memorial designer, and Chapman Technical Group to plan the new park.
The Coal Heritage RiverWalk will be a nod to the state’s rich coal heritage. It will include two picnic pavilions, a stage and a riverfront walking trail. Green space at the park is designed to be used for community movie nights, concerts and annual events. Future expansion could include a structure that will serve as a museum. All structures will have details that are reminiscent of the bygone era of the coal company store. Renderings and more details of the new park will be released in the coming weeks.
Ceremony for the 3rd Anniversary of the Disaster on April 5th, 2013.
by Mike Gwinn
In remembrance of the third anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Disaster and the lives lost there, a wreath will be placed at the UBB Miner’s Monument early Friday morning, April 5th, 2013. Instead of a public ceremony this year, the Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group encourages family, friends and the community to visit the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial to remember and reflect in your own way and at your own time.