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Once again school bells rang in the halls of this old building when on Thursday, November 18th the Central School Alumni Club held its first semiannual get-together. The turn-of-the-century class room was decorated in a theme to match the occasion with Palmer ABCs above the blackboards, a teacher's desk
with books, an apple, pencils, etc. An antique lunch pail was open and waiting for donations to club efforts.
Old annuals and Central School memorabilia lay open on a table for members to enjoy at their leisure.

At 2 pm sharp "teacher" Rick Riley called members to class with the ringing of a hand bell, and from there the fun began.

Members were asked for reminiscences from their days at the school. Many stories were recorded regarding friendships, special teachers and the fun of being students at Central School.

Special guests were Mabel Fisher, who entered first grade in 1915, and Torrance Harvey, who taught at Central School from 1950 to 1990.
Mr. Riley introduced "school board members" Dorothy McGlenn, Donna Jean Smith, Tom Perry, Fran Ruby, Beth Adele Beller, and Marian Wise.
Recess was called at 3 pm, at which point refreshments were served, along with much visiting and reminiscing by the group.
The next meeting will be held in July at the school. Please come and join us!
The only requirements are that you attended Central School sometime between 1894 and 1990, and you are a member of the Northwest Montana Historical Society.
Updated: 2 Nov 2009 The Museum at Central School