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East Sparta High School history showcased at annual Log Cabin Day

By WALTER DOERSCHUK The Press-News Published: June 24, 2016 10:00 AM
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PIKE TWP. -- Former East Sparta High School students had a chance on Saturday to see some parts of their old stomping grounds.

The Pike Historical Society had a number of items from the school on display during its annual Log Cabin Day.

The sun was beaming down on visitors outside the cabin which is off Westbrook Street. Once they walked inside, they may have noticed a number of documents from several decades ago. One was a program from a Pike Township commencement in 1906. Another featured results of a school district levy from 1920. The levy passed beyond a landside margin of 202-29.

Near the documents was a small school bell used by a teacher to gain students' attention. Next to it was the last majorette jacket from the school. A xylophone from the school's music program was displayed there as well.

Other parts of the cabin included a desk where students once sat, Marvin Cook's locker No. 50 and seats from the school's auditorium.

Rich Myers was seated in one corner of the cabin playing songs by Elvis Presley and some gospel music. Todd and Adriann Young and the East Sparta Christian Church bell choir also performed music during the day.

Outside of the cabin, historical society members served refreshments. Demonstrations were also given of corn meal grinding and wood carving.


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