Lifeguard stands dedicated to Lake Stephens

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Raleigh county officials met with representatives from Fastenal and 84 Lumber to dedicate lifeguard stands today.
Volunteers have spent the last week building the lifeguard stands for Lake Stephens in a warehouse donated by Gunsmoke. 84 Lumber provided the wood needed for the project while Fastenal provided the bolts.
“The community has done an unbelievable job supporting our company for many years,” said Joe Camp with 84 Lumber. “We’ve been here for about 60 years, and anytime we have the opportunity to give something back, it’s really a no brainer.”
Before the lifeguard stands were built, lifeguards were forced to sit on beach towels at Lake Stephens, making it difficult to see swimmers that could be in distress.
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