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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ceremony Planned at V.O. Dobbins


• KINGSPORT — A short ceremony will be held to commemorate the beginning of renovations to the V.O. Dobbins Community Center Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The former Douglass School building will become Kingsport’s new nonprofit center. After the ceremony, during which light refreshments will be served, the demolition crew will begin demolishing the historic Douglass Auditorium, signaling the start of the renovation work. All Douglass alumni and residents of Kingsport are invited to attend. For more information, contact Johnnie Mae Swaggerty at 246-6623 or Calvin Sneed at 421-7784.

By the way, the ceremony AND the regularly scheduled meeting of the Douglass Alumni Board Trustees meeting at 1 PM, will be streamed live on the Douglass website, beginning around 11 AM on Saturday morning.