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      Peace Corps celebrates 50 years

      The Peace Corps is celebrating 50 years of service, and former volunteers shared their experiences Wednesday night at the Peter White Public Library.

      The volunteers set up booths in the community room representing the nation they visited during their time in the corps. People could ask questions and look at items the volunteers brought back. The volunteers also held a panel discussion to share their stories.

      "The largest program and longest running program that offers anybody of any age the opportunity to go overseas and experience a culture in a way that you could not experience it otherwise," said former volunteer, Jerry Maynard.

      The Peace Corps was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. The presentation was part of Peter White Library's novel destinations adult summer reading program.

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