- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has honored more than a dozen groups and individuals for their efforts to preserve sites across the state.

The Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/1V2X8Mx ) reports that Preservation Alliance board of directors president Sandra Scaffidi presented 14 awards during the group’s annual banquet in Grafton on Saturday evening. Scaffidi also presented grant awards to several preservation projects.

Friends of Happy Retreat received the Most Significant Save of an Endangered Site award. The group acquired Charles Town founder Charles Washington’s Happy Retreat estate, which had been listed in 2010 as an endangered site.

JoAnn Lough of Fairmont received the Dr. Emory Kemp Lifetime Achievement Award for preserving Marion County history and presenting it through different educational forms to the public.

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Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.theet.com

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