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Barefield School receives historical marker during Juneteenth Celebration
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The Texas Historical Commission marker for the Barefield School was unveiled by Marjorie Shaw, president of the Community Cemetery Association, at Ieft holding the veil, and Rosemary Kelley, chairman of the Refugio County Historical Commission, right, on Saturday, June 21.
Tim Delaney photo The Texas Historical Commission marker for the Barefield School was unveiled by Marjorie Shaw, president of the Community Cemetery Association, at Ieft holding the veil, and Rosemary Kelley, chairman of the Refugio County Historical Commission, right, on Saturday, June 21.
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The Barefield School historical marker in Refugio was provided by the Texas Historical Commission and was unveiled during the Barefield Learning Center dedication and Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 21.
Tim Delaney photo The Barefield School historical marker in Refugio was provided by the Texas Historical Commission and was unveiled during the Barefield Learning Center dedication and Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 21.
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REFUGIO – The late Willie O. Brown Sr.’s presence was felt at the annual Juneteenth celebration in conjunction with the dedication of a Texas historical marker at the Barefield Learning Center on Saturday, June 21.

The Rev. Eugene Lewis said “Boo” as Brown affectionately was known, would have loved knowing that the Barefield Learning Center, which Brown passionately worked on, was refurbished and ready to use for generations to come.

Much praise was extended to Brown during the ceremonies.

A Texas Historical Commission marker was dedicated by the Refugio County Historical Commission, and a Barefield School history was read.

Marjorie Shaw, president of the Community Cemetery Association officially accepted the historical marker, and with the help of Rosemary Kelley, chairman of the Refugio County Historical Commission, unveiled the marker.

Following, the unveiling, Refugio City Council person Wanda Dukes read a proclamation designating June 21 as Barefield Learning Center Day.

Then, several people led by Jean Jones Drew, gave testimonies about how Barefield School helped them succeed in life.

Also, guest speaker was Deartra Boone, who was born in Refugio but calls Dallas her home.

And music was provided by the Angelic Gospel Mass Choir.

A barbecue meal was provided afterward inside the Barefield Learning Center.

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