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G.E.D. Party For Retiring Benton County Court Commissioner

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KENNEWICK, Wash-- Benton County District Court Commissioner Bill Platts is retiring this Thursday and he's hosting a unique celebration.

Platts has been sentencing people to get their G.E.Ds for decades. He says it's the best way to ensure he won't see them again. This Thursday will be the last day Platts is on the bench and he wants anyone who he made get their G.E.D. to be there.

After he hears his last case he's going to dance on top of the bench for everyone who earned their G.E.D.

"Probably not surprisingly those that have finished the G.E.D. program are rare to come back," said Platts.

Platts was the first Benton County District Court Commissioner and will be the last. A new judge will be taking his place.

"Right from the start Commissioner Platts said on his last day of work he is going to get on the bench and dance for all the people that got G.E.Ds.

The public is welcomed to join Platts at 3:30 p.m. at the Benton County Justice Center this Thursday.

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