ELK GARDEN – “There are numerous people who are very happy that Jimmy is here,” said Elk Garden mayor Marian Droppleman Sunday as she swore James “Jimmy” Stewart in as police chief.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
ELK GARDEN – “There are numerous people who are very happy that Jimmy is here,” said Elk Garden mayor Marian Droppleman Sunday as she swore James “Jimmy” Stewart in as police chief.
“He is donating his time,” Droppleman said, adding that he has been set up to get gas and food at local businesses.
A law enforcement fund is being established for anyone who would like to contribute toward local law enforcement. Donations can be mailed to the town at P.O. Box 70, Elk Garden, WV 26717 or made at M&T Bank. All donations should be earmarked for law enforcement.
“He’s been nice. He’s been meeting the people, but you better not be ripping or tearing through town,” said Droppleman.
“It’s an ongoing thing for right now and we will work it out,” said Droppleman as the writing of citations, court and where the fines will go is still to be explored.
In other business, the town has set spring clean-up day for Saturday, May 12, with volunteers asked to meet at the town hall at 1 p.m. to be dispatched to various streets for trash clean-up.
The clean-up is planned just ahead of the May 19 bluegrass festival to be held at the town park.
Food, fellowship and music are planned for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring Maysville Express and Highland Grass. Visitors are asked to bring their lawn chairs.
Admission is free and concessions will be available, including chicken dinners, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, drinks and an array of baked goods.