DUNBAR, W.Va. -- If anything from a bench to a bus stop appears in Dunbar, it's likely that Cliff Asbury and Paul Nelson had a hand in constructing it.
The two friends are members of the Dunbar Beautification League, an organization that started in 1987 to make the city more pleasant.
The league includes numerous volunteers who spruce up the town and raise funds for maintenance.
Asbury, 91, and Nelson, 81, are longtime members of the organization and have participated in numerous projects. They have constructed bus stops, signs, benches, and receptacles that go around trash cans. They have also played significant roles in other projects from planting flowers to installing a park.
They work for free, buy their own gas, and occasionally purchase supplies.
"I've lived in Dunbar 30 years and Cliff for 10 years," Nelson said. "Cliff is one of the best carpenters you'll ever run into. I try but he's the expert. He's good and patient with me."
Nelson, a retired credit manager, and Asbury, a retired lab technician, have lost track of the hours invested in their volunteer work.
"We do it for the love of the city, really," Nelson said. "Mayor Jack Yeager does a good job of supporting the league. The city contributes some each year to the league."