The Covington Woman’s Club is selling Christmas ornaments of Pen-Y-Bryn, the 1919 home of William Allen Luke Sr.
The name is Welsh for “top of the hill.” From this mountainside home, he could literally and figuratively oversee the operation of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, later called Westvaco Corporation MeadWestvaco, and currently known as West Rock.
Today, the home is privately owned. The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has a supply of the ornaments to sell at their visitor’s center.
They are also available by contacting any CWC member. The cost is $20 each.
The Covington Woman’s Club of GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) was begun in 1931 and has continued to serve the community through its several programs over the years.
Locally, the club helps support a 4-H Camp Scholarship, Christmas Mother program, Friends of the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library, Alleghany Highlands YMCA, Salvation Army, RADAR bus, Safehomes Systems, Inc., and the Alleghany Historical Society.
In addition, the club awards two $500 scholarships, one to a graduating senior at Alleghany High School, and one to a graduating senior at Covington High School. The club assists with the visits to the Eastern Children’s Forest in cooperation with the school systems.
The club partners with Co-operative Extension, The Alleghany Foundation and the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce.
The Covington Woman’s Club is selling Christmas ornaments featuring Pen-Y-Bryn, the 1919 home of William Allen Luke Jr. Ornaments are $20 each and are available at the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism or by contacting any CWC member. (CWC Photo)
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