WHEELING What does it take to push you Over the Edge?
For people like Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie and state lawmakers Ryan Ferns and Rocky Fitzsimmons, issues such as domestic violence, homelessness and discrimination push them to take action.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, these folks and many others will go Over the Edge of downtown Wheeling's Stone Center rappelling 116 feet down the face of the eight-story structure at 1025 Market St. Each "Edger" must raise $1,000 to benefit the YWCA of Wheeling and its programs in order to qualify for the opportunity to go Over the Edge.
The public is invited to turn out beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, to cheer on the Edgers and to watch as they make their way from the top of the Stone Center down to Market Street Plaza.
The YWCA of Wheeling serves about 3,000 local residents annually. With a focus on empowering women and eliminating racism, the YWCA offers programs including Family Violence Prevention, Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach, a Women's Boutique, Women Inspired in New Directions and a Women's Residence and Homeless Shelter.
For additional information or to get involved, visit ywcawheeling.org; call 304-232-0511; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.