Hardy United School/Community Project Taking Shape

“What are we going to do with a $400,000 parking lot?”

In the beginning, Brad Simmons was dead-set against the Hardy County Board of Education purchasing the 2.5 acres that adjoins Moorefield High School. To say he’s changed his tune is an understatement.

Simmons is now guiding the students who are working to bring the Community Development Project to reality. It’s happening, sometimes at break-neck speed.

Hardy United’s Micro-Café is under construction at Hampshire High School.
The layout and design of the food trailer was done by students.

The name of the project has changed over its short life. First it was known as the Sherman property, because of its previous owners. Later it became the Main Street Project, because of its location. But, a statewide initiative of the same name made things confusing, especially when talking with state and federal agencies. 

After the first grants were received from the West Virginia Department of Education the project became the Community Development Project – An Initiative of the Career and Technical Education Program.

Most recently, since Moorefield and East Hardy high schools have been

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