Allston Brighton Contributor and Legend – Bill Margolin

It’s not often that a community gets to honor a living legend. An outdoor art installation honoring Bill “Snoopy” Margolin was recently unveiled on the north side of the West End House adjacent to Ringer Park.

Bill Margolin continues to influence generations of young people in Allston-Brighton and beyond. His tenure with West End House stands more than 60 years –as a camper, then camp counselor, and advancing to become Executive Director of the Club. Bill currently serves as the Executive Director of the West End House Camp in Maine in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Club here in Allston. He has served in prominent roles with Kiwanis Club of Allston-Brighton, the Allston-Brighton Boards of Trade, and numerous other civic organizations.

Bill’s silhouette stands alongside two other Allston-Brighton legends: Brian J. Honan and Dawnn Jaffier. Check out future posts to learn more about their contributions and see the finished work of art. A special thank you to BPD Lt. Mike O’Hara for starting the project while assigned to D-14 Brighton and deep gratitude for the Ringer Park Tribute Committee for executing on the vision. The project was generously funded by the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund and George B. Henderson Foundation and designed by Selbert Perkins in Watertown.

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