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2015-12-8

Letter-Greensville County Training School Update

Editor, Emporia News

Efforts are under way to establish an appropriate memorial garden/park on the site of the former Greensville County Training School at the intersection of Ruffin and Halifax Streets.

Three separate fund-raising projects are in the works and will be announced in the near future. One would allow donors to honor those of their choosing with engraved bricks and other on-site memorials.

Architects working on a pro bono basis have already drawn a conceptual design for the project.

The Emporia City Council recently delayed implementation of an earlier plan to finalize demolition of the remains on the site, agreeing to allow a new Special Project Committee a year to plan and begin to implement improvements to the site. 

The Citizens United to Preserve the Greensville County Training School voted in September to allow Marva Dunn to select persons to serve on the committee, and to serve as its chairperson.

Initially, three additional persons were added to the committee and have met several times. They are McKinley Jordan, President of Citizens United; Clarence Wells, a local historian; and myself. Others are in the process of being added to the committee.

We are appreciative of City Council members and other city officials considering our most recent presentation and agreeing to grant us additional time to develop it. Their positive comments regarding the work we have initiated and their unanimous approval of our request were encouraging.

Information regarding our initial fund-raising plans and implementation of the various phases of development will be forthcoming. We invite those who may have an interest in working with the committee on this project to contact any committee member.   

Keith Mitchell

Special Project Committee member     

GES Participates in Principal Challenge

The Book-It Program, sponsored by Pizza Hut, continued their tradition of challenging principals across the United States to become shining examples for literacy by choosing one day to read their heart out all day long, from first bell to the last. The principals at GES accepted that challenge and spent the day reading. Students found Mrs. Coker waiting for them in the hallway in her pajamas to share some of her favorite books.  Mrs. Hand greeted students as the character from the Magic School Bus series, "Ms. Frizzle". The students soared through the solar system with Ms. Frizzle to learn about the planets. The challenge was a great way to promote literacy in our school.

    

    

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