28 April 2022

Iron Senergy Donates $45,000 to Greene County to Enhance Recreation

Iron Senergy Donates $45,000 to Greene County to Enhance Recreation

WAYNESBURG – A Waynesburg-based mining company’s donation to the Greene County Department of Parks and Recreation will help local children enjoy warm temperatures and county amenities this summer.

The $45,000 donation from Iron Senergy, an independent coal mining company, will be used to enhance several recreation projects, county commissioners said.

“Greene County is always appreciative of our business and industry partners and values their contributions to our communities and county,” said Mike Belding, chairman of the County Board of Commissioners. “Iron Senergy’s donation will make a tangible impact in the community this summer.”

County officials plan to split the donation between three separate projects — swimming access for children attending the Greene County Summer Camp, repairs to the sound system at Waynesburg Water Park and improvements to a Greene County Historical Society and Museum facility that will highlight veterans and military memorabilia.

This is the second consecutive year Iron Senergy has made a donation to support recreation programs in the county, said Justin Thompson, CEO for Iron Senergy’s Cumberland Mine.

“Iron Senergy has been a member of this community for more than four decades, and we appreciate the importance of its recreation programs,” Thompson said. “We value the impact of these programs on the health and happiness of the families and kids of Greene County and are thankful that we can help make these programs and amenities more accessible.”

Thanks to Iron Senergy’s donation, children attending the Greene County Summer Camp will swim free of charge for the entire program. The daily camp includes structured activities at each of the three county parks as well as open swimming.

Additionally, a portion of the donation will be used to improve the Waynesburg Water Park’s public announcement system, which hasn’t been replaced since the park opened. The sound system is not only important for safety and emergency uses but also provides increased communication and entertainment options in the pool area.

The remainder of Iron Senergy’s donation will be used to support historical projects in the county, including improvements to the little schoolhouse near the county’s tennis court. The funding will be used to install new electrical service, interior lighting and baseboard heating in the building, which the Greene County Historical Society and Museum will use to highlight military artifacts and memorabilia.

Iron Senergy is an independent energy company committed to the highest operational standards in the production of coal and energy. The company owns and operates the Cumberland Mine, an underground longwall mine located in Greene County that produces approximately 6-7 million tons of clean coal per year. The Cumberland Mine has a dedicated workforce of approximately 700 individuals, including miners represented by Local 2300 of the United Mine Workers of America. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Iron Senergy is built on a foundation of safety, quality, technology, innovation and integrity.

Greene County offers countless amenities through its Department of Parks and Recreation, including the annual summer camp program. Registration is $20 for the first child in a family and $10 for each additional. Registration for the program, which runs on weekdays from June 20 through July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., began on April 1, either at the Recreation Office, 107 Fairgrounds Road, or by calling 724-852-5323.

Additional information on the county’s programs can be obtained through the Greene County Commissioners’ Facebook page or by calling 724-852-5210.