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Alston Wilkes Society dedicates its veterans home to first executive director

Photo by Jim Covington

Photo by Jim Covington

The Alston Wilkes Society dedicated its Alston Wilkes Transitional Facility for Homeless Veterans to the society’s first executive director, Parker Evatt, June 1, renaming it the Parker Evatt Veterans Home. Evatt is a S.C. native and a graduate of USC, where he earned a masters degree in criminal justice. He would go on to serve as executive director of the Alston Wilkes Society from 1966-1987. Pictured are (l-r) Evatt, Ann Walker (current executive director), and Stephen Taylor (president of the board of directors).

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