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George E. Levin Dam Dedication


A brief summary of the dam dedication ceremony held last summer in honor of George Levin.

 

At the annual meeting in July of 2008, Sid Lovett moved that the organization name the White Oak Pond dam in honor of George Levin to acknowledge his long commitment and hard work over many years to WOPWA. He has served as president and has been a strong supporter of issues related to the pond and the watershed. The idea was unanimously approved, not only by WOPWA, but also by the Holderness selectmen, who also recognized George's outstanding contribution of facilitating the transfer of the dam to the town of Holderness and the water rights to WOPWA. Work began immediately on planning for a proper marker and a ceremony to commemorate the naming of the dam. It culminated on August 24, 2008, when a group of the watershed and town residents gathered at the dam to dedicate and celebrate. Sid Lovett gave the dedication speech, and George himself responded along with his thanks. Attendees congratulated George, and his wife Anne, and enjoyed refreshments. The finished plaque mounted on a stone can be seen at the dam.


Pictures of the ceremony