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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1955 December

Roanoke, Va., Inmates Granted Clemency; City Employees Attend Holiday Party; Police Donate Bicycles to Children

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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2 min., 19 sec.
Inmates serving time for misdemeanors leave the Roanoke, Va., City Jail after having their sentences commuted as a "Christmas gift." City employees socialize, eat, and drink at a holiday party, along with their families and friends. Members of the Roanoke Fraternal Order of Police donate new bicycles to two needy children, driving to the children's house in a motorcade to present the gifts.
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