Do you have an idea that could make the Friendly City and surrounding neighborhoods a little bit better?
Thursday night projects were pitched at the Capitol Theatre Ballroom as part of Show of Hands, a platform for residents to learn about ideas and projects aimed at making Wheeling better.
“It gets people in the community out and together and contributing in the creation and re-invention of Wheeling and the surrounding neighborhoods,” said Jake Daugherty, director of Reinvent Wheeling.
Four lucky projects were picked and presented tonight to nearly 200 people including expanded entertainment at the Wheeling Multi-Cultural Festival, a city-wide recycling program, improvements to the playground at Heritage Port, and adding another fermentator to the Wheeling Brewing Company.
The audience then could pay $5 to cast their vote for the best idea and the leading vote getter received a $,prize from Orrick along with whatever money is raised by the audience to go towards their project.
Scrappy Pappy’s recycling program received the most votes and walked out with $2,055 to help Wheeling ‘Go Green.’
“We’ll be able to purchase outreach materials so we can educate the public and just promote awareness of recycling and get people to recycle at Scrappy Pappy’s Go Green Recycling Program,” said Jesse Mestrovic of Scrappy Pappy’s.
Scrappy Pappy’s says their program would cost around $10-15 for pick up or would be free if you drop it off at their building on McCulloch Street in Wheeling.