On April 23, 2015, the MLBC hosted a fundraiser event at the Parkersburg Art Center to benefit the Oil & Gas Museum of West Virginia located in Parkersburg, WV. The evening was to honor the late David McKain, the founder of the Oil and Gas Museum and raise awareness of the needs of the Museum. Donations were received from companies, private individuals and a silent auction was held during the event raising $22,000.00. Paul Hoblitzell, President of the Oil, Gas and Industrial Historical Association spoke at the event and said the funds raised will allow work to be done to the roof, windows and heating system at the Oil & Gas Museum in Parkersburg, WV. Mr. Hoblitzell thanked the MLBC and said we will always have friends at the Oil & Gas Museum.
Many thanks to the members and friends of the MLBC who contributed to making the Where It All Began Gala a success!