The Concerned Citizens to Save Lincoln School recently hosted members of the Round Grove Homemakers to a walk down memory lane at the Lincoln School.
Joyce Holman, acting president, shared several stories and memories as a 1st grade student at Lincoln. Donna Holman, treasurer, shared information regarding the new foyer and prepared fresh fruit cups for everyone.
Mrs. Loralee Adam noted a little known fact while reading the history of the Lincoln School and the Vandalia School schedule. During the 1920s and 1930s, the school week was Tuesday through Saturday in an effort to keep children away from Main Street while the farmers and vendors came to town to conduct business on Saturday.
Project manager Charles Overton discussed the numerous projects that have been completed and future plans for the kitchen and auditorium. Overton also performed an original solo on the saxophone inspired by the great Kansas City jazz artist, Charlie “Yard Bird” Parker.
The Round Grove Homemakers are the first organization to participate in a tour of the Lincoln School in a social and informational gathering. The exchange of conversation was enlightening for all. A much appreciated donation from the “Homemakers” will be used to continue restoration projects at the school.