**Update: The location for this event has been changed from the Salamy Memorial Center to New Country Fitness and Spa in Whitesville, W.Va. The event will still take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.
At the risk of running this point into the ground, we would like to reiterate that the purpose of Faces of The Mine is community sharing and contribution. This site is for you. Rather than visitors to the project site, we hope that you consider yourselves contributors, with the power to share information and direct the project to its full potential.
The coordinators of Faces of The Mine – Paige Lavender, Evan Moore, Corey Preece and myself – will be visiting Whitesville on Saturday, March 5, to meet with members of the community about the progress of the site.
We’re hoping to reserve the Salamy Memorial Center at 4 p.m. and will stay until 7 p.m. to meet and speak with community members interested in contributing to the project. At this meeting, we will be happy to show the site and explain its goals, as well as show people how they can make personal contributions – including posting photos, videos, comments and blog entries.
As we get ready for this visit to Whitesville, we will be spending the next week preparing the first of 29 pages for the individual miners lost last year on April 5, so please keep checking back for updates.
Between, now and our scheduled community meeting, we encourage everyone to contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook or Twitter, to share ideas, comments, photos, videos, words, whatever! Our launch date is nearing, and as we work to have the full site up and running, we look forward to hearing what you have to say.