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Posted: August 22, 2010 12:00 a.m.

Aug. 23-28 declared “B.C. Crowell Week”

A single story couldn’t contain the life of B.C. Crowell, and the leaders of Porterdale decided a single day just wasn’t enough time to honor him. Porterdale paid tribute to one of its most famous sons Friday, when Mayor Bobby Hamby signed a proclamation declaring the upcoming week of Aug. 23-28 as "B.C. Crowell Week."

"B.C. meant so much to our community. He served most of his life here, and we felt that we needed to honor him," Hamby said.

Several of Crowell’s close friends were in attendance including Recreation Commission Director Tommy Hailey, fellow Porterdale sports legend Betty Jaynes and his daughter, Susan Crowell.

"It means a lot," Crowell said of having a week named after her father. "The people of Porterdale loved and respected him as much as he loved and respected them. He would loved to have been here to celebrate with everyone else. I’m proud of daddy and of Porterdale."

Aug. 28, 2010, will officially be B.C. Crowell day. Hamby said the city will tie the celebration of Crowell’s life into the annual Porterdale Reunion. A picture of Crowell and the city’s proclamation will be on display at city hall, and Hamby will reread the proclamation around 11 a.m. that day.

 

See the full proclamation online at www.covnews.com

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