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Shawnee Community Education Center To Be Named In Honor Of Bill Raglin

Reported: May. 1, 2014 4:01 PM EDT
Updated: May. 1, 2014 4:08 PM EDT
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DUNBAR, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- The Shawnee Community Education Center in Dunbar will be named after longtime Kanawha County school board member Bill Raglin.

Raglin will be honored posthumously at a dedication ceremony 1 p.m. Friday at the center, according to a news release about the event. The center will become the William J. Raglin Community Education Center.

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring, Center Director Clara Jett and School Board President Pete Thaw will participate in the event.

“I can’t think of a better way to honor Mr. Raglin’s memory than naming the community center after him,” Duerring said. “His dedication and love for this community center and everything that went on there never ended. This will allow his memory and his dedication to the community to live on forever.”

Raglin was known for his years of work in education and in supporting his community. He is credited with bringing the Institute, Dunbar and Pinewood neighborhoods together to form a Sub-Area Planning Committee, an organization active in bettering these communities for more than 35 years.

Raglin died Nov. 26, 2013, at the age of 76.



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