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The City of Shinnston celebrated the retirement of a long time public works employee on Friday night at the Shinnston Women's Club  building on Bridge Street.

Darwin Watson started in public works when he was 19-years-old on a jobs program under President Gerald Ford.

Watson has been in public works for 37 and a half years. He said that it's nice to be able to take an early retirement so that he can enjoy his family. 

"Well I've had a lot of health issues so I'm glad to be here celebrating it. A lot of my friends, people and a lot of other people have contacted me that couldn't make it. It makes you feel good," said Watson.

Watson's two sons also work for the public works in Shinnston. Watson said his oldest son Dustin is going to take over as supervisor. He said he is very proud of his sons and their hard work.

Some the things that Watson has done in public works included taking care of all the water leaks in Shinnston, sewer back-ups, water taps,  lawn care and part maintenance. He said it was never a boring job and there was always something different to do.