COMMUNITY INVITED TO ATTEND NAMING CEREMONY IN HONOR OF VIRGIL S. CLARKSON
LACEY, WA, June 15, 2015: The City of Lacey and Senior Services for South Sound will host a Naming Ceremony for the Virgil S. Clarkson Senior Center (formerly named the Lacey Senior Center) at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015. The public is welcome to attend. The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes, with refreshments following. The Senior Center is located at 6757 Pacific Avenue SE within Woodland Creek Community Park in Lacey.
Virgil Clarkson has served on the Lacey City Council since July of 1998, including three terms as mayor and two as deputy mayor. Councilmember Clarkson has insured that Lacey maintain adequate resources for senior services and was instrumental in securing funds for construction in 2003 and 2011 for expansion of the Lacey Senior Center. Mr. Clarkson was appointed by Governor Gregoire in 2006 to the Washington State Council on Aging serving two consecutive three-year-terms, has served on the Thurston County Fair Board for 25 years, and has been involved with many other community organizations and projects throughout the years.
“I cannot think of a more deserving individual,” stated Mayor Andy Ryder. “Everyone knows Councilmember Clarkson and recognizes the contributions that he has made to our community. It couldn’t be more fitting.”
Councilmember Clarkson currently serves on the Board of Senior Services for South Sound. The Senior Center is owned by the City of Lacey and managed by Senior Services for South Sound. In 2005, he was honored by Senior Services for South Sound as a Living Legend.
For additional information, please contact Lori Flemm, Parks and Recreation Director, at (360) 491-0857, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lori Flemm, Parks and Recreation Director; (360) 491-0857; email@example.com