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Date: June 15, 2012






Allen J. Murphy, Development Manager



Historical Commission announces winners of the 2012 Historical Preservation Awards


John Labanish and the Friends of Green Spring have been selected by the James City County Historical Commission as the winners of the 2012 Historical Preservation Awards. Labanish is recognized for 20 years of service on the Historical Commission and for his role in the relocation and preservation of the Norge Train Depot. The Friends of Green Spring is recognized for 15 years of educational efforts to increase awareness of the Historic Green Spring Plantation. Labanish and representatives from the Friends of Green Spring accepted their awards at the June 12 Board of Supervisors meeting.


Historical Preservation Awards are presented by the Historical Commission to individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the preservation of historic resources and whose actions further the Commission’s goals of preserving, protecting and promoting the County’s historical heritage.


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Historical Award  Picture 2

Historical Award Picture 1Captions:

Photo 1: John Labanish (2nd from left) pictured with members of the JCC Historical Commission (L to R) Edith Harris-Bernard, Lafayette Jones and Alain Outlaw


Photo 2: Members of the Friends of Green Spring (L to R): Loretta Hannum, Shirley Williams, Randy Smith, Kensett Teller, Mary Guernsey, Roger Guernsey, Carol Tyrer and William Holstein






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