White Gravel Mines in Minford donated half of the proceeds from their August 29 X-treme 5K run hosted in honor of veterans and first responders to the Southern Ohio War Memorial Foundation on November 21, 2015. Scioto County Commissioner Bryan Davis represented White Gravel Mines and presented SOWMF Chairmen Gene Elliott, Ron Caldwell & Mike Chaffin with a check for $1,167.39. The SOWMF Committee wishes to express their gratitude to the Martin Family, Davis & White Gravel Mines for considering the war memorial for their generous donation. The SOWMF is a 501(c)3 non-profit project created to build a black marble war memorial wall with static display on Rt 23N, just 2 miles north of Lucasville, bringing everlasting remembrance for those killed in action from Scioto, Pike, Ross, Adams, Highland, Fayette, Jackson & Lawrence counties of southern Ohio . Progress has been slow due to outside factors, but is beginning to finally come together-look for ground work to begin at the memorial site in 2016.