The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 31, 2012

From hardware to ham sandwiches: Ansted to honor Sub Shack owners

ANSTED — On Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m., the community will gather at the Sub Shack in Ansted for a gospel sing and social to honor Herbie and Clarris Skaggs for over 25 years of business.

According to Mayor Pete Hobbs, the town has enjoyed not only the economic benefit of Skaggs Hardware and the Sub Shack, but also friendly service and a family atmosphere at those businesses. From providing hardware and feed to being known for their hot dogs and ham and cheese subs, the Ansted business has been a frequent stop for locals as well as many traveling through southern West Virginia.      

“I just can’t say enough about the contribution that Herbie and Clarris have made to our community,” said Hobbs. “Beyond the services of providing a consistent high quality place for our community to take our meals, they have given extraordinary service to the Ansted Lions Club and many other organizations, in the form of project support and a place for their meetings.

“They have provided an inspirational role model for their many grandchildren on earning your way, working hard and doing what is right. We have come to expect them to be there and they will be missed.”

Herbie and Clarris see people as more than just customers. People are greeted with friendly smiles and those who frequent are known by name and by their usual order.

“They have meant a lot to the people in our community and have been a tremendous part of our local church,” said Steve Pridemore, a member of the Ansted Lions Club.

All are invited to the gospel sing and celebration. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and notes of appreciation.

In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be moved inside the Sub Shack.

Questions can be directed to John Skaggs at 304-640-4926.