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Remembering Walnut Grove Elementary event set for January 21

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A celebration of Walnut Grove Elementary School will take place on January 21, 2017. Individuals and families who attended the elementary school and those with memories of the school are invited to attend the event at Thomas Jefferson High School from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For those interested in owning a piece of the school’s history, 200 bricks from the original building will available to own at the celebration. The District is asking for voluntary donations for the bricks, with the money raised going to fund the Walnut Grove Elementary School Scholarship. “Right now, it has some funds, but it would be wonderful if the donations allowed us to continue the scholarship through the year of the last graduating seniors from Walnut Grove,” said Diane Ostrowski, Chief Communications Officer for the District.

The contents of a time capsule, which was recovered during the demolition process, will be revealed at 11 a.m. The time capsule was placed inside a cornerstone of the building on August 17, 1926.

Individuals who are unable to attend the event but are interested in obtaining a brick or supporting the scholarship fund are encouraged to make a donation via the Community Education Foundation using this link. When making a donation, leave a note indicating “Walnut Grove Scholarship” or “Walnut Grove Brick.” Donors will need to pick up their brick at the Foundation office (300 West Broadway, Suite 212) following the January 21 event.

walnut-grove-header-photo

A celebration of Walnut Grove Elementary School will take place on January 21, 2017. Individuals and families who attended the elementary school and those with memories of the school are invited to attend the event at Thomas Jefferson High School from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For those interested in owning a piece of the school’s history, 200 bricks from the original building will available to own at the celebration. The District is asking for voluntary donations for the bricks, with the money raised going to fund the Walnut Grove Elementary School Scholarship. “Right now, it has some funds, but it would be wonderful if the donations allowed us to continue the scholarship through the year of the last graduating seniors from Walnut Grove,” said Diane Ostrowski, Chief Communications Officer for the District.

The contents of a time capsule, which was recovered during the demolition process, will be revealed at 11 a.m. The time capsule was placed inside a cornerstone of the building on August 17, 1926.

Individuals who are unable to attend the event but are interested in obtaining a brick or supporting the scholarship fund are encouraged to make a donation via the Community Education Foundation using this link. When making a donation, leave a note indicating “Walnut Grove Scholarship” or “Walnut Grove Brick.” Donors will need to pick up their brick at the Foundation office (300 West Broadway, Suite 212) following the January 21 event.

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