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The Middlesboro Business and Professional Women’s Club is hosting a reception in awareness of March “Women’s History Month” from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bell County Historical Museum in Middlesboro.


The achievements of loyal BPW member Virginia Huff, a 96-year-old recently deceased humanitarian and volunteer who made valuable contributions to the community, will be recognized.


She was the first woman in the southeast region to be awarded the Department of the Interiors “Meritorious Service Award.” The highest award given by the park service. Also an honorary historian with more than 50 years of service for promoting knowledge and understanding of the area’s history.


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