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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Community Invited to Douglass Ceremony

• KINGSPORT — A short ceremony will be held Saturday, March 21st, to commemorate the beginning of renovations to the V.O. Dobbins Community Center. There was a mixup about the date in the paper, but the ceremony will be this coming Saturday, March 21st.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. After an overflow audience at the “Last Great Program at Douglass,” city officials, architects and construction crews are now ready to turn the old Douglass School building into Kingsport’s nonprofit center. After the ceremony, during which light refreshments will be served, crews 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.