Huffman looking for photos


Organizers of an open house to celebrate more than 50 years of history and memories of F.H. Huffman School are seeking photos from the school’s past to use for its closing ceremony.
“The spirit in which we’re planning the closing [celebration] is to really celebrate the memories,” said Huffman principal Donna Kowalchuk.
“It’s more like a reunion, with people coming together to chat and tell stories about days gone by,” she added.
Kowalchuk has been working with teachers, school council members, and community members to plan the open house, which will take place Friday, May 28 from 4-7 p.m.
“If people have pictures they’d like to share, we would scan them and return them,” she noted.
“Particularly, we haven’t found many photos from the 1955-1965 range.”
Those with photos can drop them off at the school’s office, where the photos will be scanned and then incorporated into the slideshows and displays for the evening.
People also are invited to drop by the school for the open house May 28 to “share stories, share memories,” Kowalchuk said.
Those on hand also can take a tour around the school, which will be closing its doors at the end of this school year as students and staff move over to the newly-built Robert Moore School in the fall.
Huffman teacher Karen Peltomaki also has been working on assembling a history of F.H. Huffman for the evening.
Meanwhile, former Huffman student and local artist Connie Cuthbertson also has created a painting of the school, which will be unveiled at the open house.