Principal Mrs. Mickie Fisher MCs a picnic on the grounds of Pine Grove Elementary (PGE) to celebrate its 140 years of operation before it moves to its new location. The last day of classes is Wednesday. First, hear former prinicpal Reuben Jenkins, Clerk or Courts Sara Crow, and especially the PGE Chorus:
Principal Fisher said the original school was built in 1870. I knew that was at the previous location, which was somewhere around maybe River Road. I didn’t know when it was moved, which was 1940. Of course, none of the buildings that were there when I was there are still there. The only thing that’s the same is the big oak out front. You can see it behind the pole and building in this picture of the crowd:
Former Principal Mr. Reuben Jenkins spoke:
I think he was principal some of the many years my mother, Laura Quarterman, taught there. Mr. Jenkins talks about Mr. Jefferson, who mowed the grounds on a snapper riding mower. Thanks to his son, Robert Jefferson, for alerting me to this picnic.
Former student Sara Crow spoke; she’s the Lowndes County Clerk of Courts and running for re-election:
PGE Chorus Director Mrs. Larkin introduced the Chorus, who sang:
There’s more in the YouTube playlist.
Nobody seems to know what will happen to the school buildings. There’s talk of trying to sell or rent them to Moody AFB. I think the cafeteria would make a fine community center. With day care facilities: