Lyncot School celebrates its 100th year, hosts reunion

More than 60 people came together at the centennial celebrations of their alma mater.

The Lyncot School celebrated its 100th year on Saturday, June 24 as more than 60 people gathered together to reminisce and recall fond memories of their friends and family who had been associated with the school.

“Our 100th year anniversary party at the school, was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon,” said Brenda Wintringham, secretary of the Lyncot Ladies’ Society. “Former students brought family and friends to see the old school house, and we got to hear stories from when they attended.”

Grades one to nine were all held in one classroom, added Wintringham.

“At the event, we also heard about how their mothers, the pioneer Lyncot Ladies worked at keeping the school a vital part of the community after it closed,” Wintringham said. “They held bake sales and craft sales, all items being handmade, from quilts, aprons, embroidery on tea towels, to ceramics. We shared some fond and tender memories, and it was just a wonderful way to celebrate the old field stone school.”

Wintringham said that not only did former students return, but as well as the last teacher to teach there – Blanche Derwantz, who is now 89 years old, made it.

“Everyone was very impressed with all the work and efforts that we have put into the building, both inside and outside.”

 

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