Community

Our History

Destination: Downtown Oak Hill (DDOH) is a community group founded in 2015. What began as a group of a few local residents and business owners has grown into voluntary nonprofit championing community-led revitalization and development.

Since the beginning, the members of DDOH have worked to provide a better quality of life for residents and improve Oak Hill’s business district. The group is formed of a voluntary non-profit association where all members help to chart the direction of the organization.

Our Impact

We believe that positive impact and community growth begins with determination and love. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made as an organization and are excited to continue contributing to the development of our beautiful city, Oak Hill, WV.

Below, we included some of our most notable accomplishments and on-going community projects.

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Family Movie Nights

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Since 2016, DDOH has planned, organized, and facilitated free Family Movie Nights at the Amphitheater with free popcorn provided by The City of Oak Hill.

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Historic Murals

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Painted murals of the early days in Oak Hill and the first edition of the local Fayette Tribune.

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Sunrise Scenic Overlook

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Built the Sunrise Scenic Overlook to showcase the beauty of the distant mountain vista and the valley below where the community of Minden is nestled. Minden was a coal camp community that supported and influenced the growth of Oak Hill.

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White Oak Rail Trail Expo

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Organized and facilitated the White Oak Rail Trail Expo, where over 200 vendors and thousands of participants enjoy an early June outdoor expo.

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Earth Day Activities

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Organized Earth Day activities and events for children and planting and clean-up activities for adults.

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Coal Industry Walking Trail

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Received a grant from the West Virginia Coal Heritage Foundation to develop a walking trail with nine stops celebrating the coal industries’ influence on Oak Hill’s history.

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2018 WVDEP Environmental Award

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Won the 2018 West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Award for education and community involvement.

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Community Litter Sweeps

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Organized numerous community litter sweeps.

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Oak Hill's Annual Christmas Tree

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Provided and decorated the 12-foot annual city Christmas tree.

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Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Events

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Created and managed numerous craft beer and wine tasting events showcasing area beer and wine vendors and local musical artists.

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Repainting Storefronts

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Assisted many business and building owners with clean up and repainting of their storefronts.

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Doctor Hamilton Dog Park and K-9 Memorial

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Assisted with the fundraising for the development of the Doctor Hamilton Dog Park and K-9 Memorial and identified the park as one of the nine key stops on the walking tour.

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