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Martinsburg Proclaims June 29 To be 'W. Gene Henry Day'


By proclamation of the mayor, and the unanimous approval of council, Martinsburg Borough has designated June 29 as W. Gene Henry Day.

Henry, who passed away on Feb. 17, 2021, at the age of 88, was a beloved community fixture known for his generous support of the borough.

Henry’s philanthropic acts included the purchase and demolition of the former Benson Elementary School to make way for a new borough building.

Henry also donated the land and a significant portion of the funds to erect an ambulance building in town.

Henry’s love of Martinsburg and its people prompted him to fix areas he...

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