Khourey, Turaks, and Vitale named W.Va. History Heroes

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Marshall County was well represented at the West Virginia State Legislature as four people were named 2018 West Virginia History Heroes.

Louis Khourey and Jonathan and Christopher Turak or Gold, Khourey, and Turak were nominated by the Cockayne Farmstead because of their behind the scenes work in enabling the Farmstead preservation project. 

They have been major financial sponsors of the Farmstead’s annual golf scramble as well. 

Also nominated was retired history teacher Harold Vitale by the Marshall County Historical Society. 

The men were honored at the legislature in Charleston on Thursday.

“Part of our association with the Cockayne Farmstead is it’s connection to education,” said Christopher Turak. 

“We are very, very proud to be associated with it and play some very, very small part in its success. It was very humbling to be nominated and to have that experience in the legislature,” said Jonathan Turak. 

“Many things have been lost, but by people being interested in it, we can keep those memories alive,” said Vitale of West Virginia history. 

Congratulations to those four on their honor.

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