County Comment: Family Honored for Community Contribution

County Comment
Family Honored for Community Contribution
by Norman Bassett
Washington County Maryland Public Information Officer

In the regular meeting of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners on March 8, Commissioner's President Greg Snook presented Citizen of the Month honors for February to the Massey Family of Washington County, which donated a parcel of land to the Washington County Free Library that is used for the main parking lot at the Potomac Street location.
For 41 years, the Masseys leased the land to the Library for $1 per year. Recently a ceremony was held marking the donation in memory of Paul Curtis Massey and Margaret Kennedy Massey. At this ceremony, Paul Curtis Massey III said, "We owe it to our parents who taught us that an education was an important part of our lives". Alvin Massey, Paul C. Massey, III, Jerry E. Massey and their sister Judy Massey Strock donated the property. The land will enable the Library to be flexible in its future expansion and renovation plans.
The proclamation stated that it is through community involvement by citizens such as the Masseys that Hagerstown and Washington County enjoy a rich heritage and quality of life. The Board of County Commissioners extended Citizen of the Month honors to the Massey family for helping make our community a better place to live.