BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Harry Jumonji, a well-known skateboarder from New York City, announced Thursday evening that he would help the community get equipment for the skate park at Harmison Field on Ewing Street.
Berkeley Springs Tattoo & Skate owner Laura Talbert said she and her partner, Jason Roderick, donated a half-pipe for the skate park, which is in the process of being ready for use in June.
She said she and Roderick are "partnering up with Harry for the kids in the county."
Jumonji said he will use his connections to get more pieces donated.
"I'm privileged to be part of it," he said.
He said skateboarding saved his life because he had a troubled youth and comes from a broken home. He began as a surfer in Brazil and then started skateboarding, "and it changed my life," Jumonji said.
Town of Bath Mayor Susan J. Webster and husband Peter Moss attended the event along with more than 50 people.