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By John Ray

Washtucna Class of 1948 dedicates memorial bench to former mayor, fellow classmate


Last updated 7/11/2019 at 11:06am

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Left to right: Rod Kinch, Janice Sullivan, Stevie Coon and John Ray. Rod, Stevie and John are three of the seven surviving members of the 11-member Class of 1948, and dedicated a memorial bench to their classmate and Washtucna mayor of 44 years, Syd Sullivan.

A memorial bench was dedicated on May 25 at Bassett Park in Washtucna, in memory of Sydney (Syd) Sullivan who was mayor for 44 years. Securing funding for upgrading Washtucna's water system and new sidewalks were two examples of Syd's many major accomplishments as mayor.

The memorial bench was a gift by surviving members of Syd's Washtucna High School Class of 1948. The dedication program was sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of Washtucna and the Washtucna Museum. The program moderator was Brett Blankenship, who spoke for the Museum and introduced speakers.

John Ray, a member of the Clas...

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