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July 7, 2012
The Post-Journal

Thumbs up to persistence and to the Westfield Class of 1970 for maintaining a full measure of it all these years. The class tried 42 years ago to dedicate the Wayside building in honor of Dr. Van Laughlin for his five decades of service as the school physician. He declined at the time. Folks concluded that he did so out of modesty and perhaps embarrassment at being singled out. At their 40th reunion, members of the Class of 1970 decided to follow through on their original intention. And so today at 2 p.m., the building is to be dedicated to the late Dr. Van Laughlin. Friends and alumni are also invited to tour the entire Westfield Academy and Central School campus from 12:30 to 4 p.m.



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