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June 20, 2017 by Hugh Vogues (Register to contact)

I was the first out my siblings to March as a panther down these isles to a sea of purple and gold presented to the real world and my granddaughter which I hold in the picture is the first of a third generation to be the last of a sea of purple and gold that was presented to the world on 6/20/17. No matter what they put on that corner of Baird and park Blvd it will never be another castle on the hill to give a lost soul in Camden directions to there destination, ha rah for the purple and the gold, forever remember class of '78, THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL, God bless the panther party.

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