Celebrating Centralia’s George and Mary Washington

In August I enjoyed the opportunity to join with hundreds of area residents at the unveiling of a new statue of Centralia’s founders George and Mary Washington.

Click here to read more about the celebration in the Centralia Chronicle.

TVW — our state’s version of C-SPAN — also created a short video sharing the story of our town’s founder and the great community effort to create the statue. The state’s capital budget provided some of the funding, adding to what had already been raised by local residents and others through donations and fundraisers.