Public invited to celebrate Robert Moore memories

Peggy Revell

With the new Robert Moore School set to open this fall, the public is invited to come out tomorrow evening (June 15) to celebrate the memories of the old school.
People can drop by the school from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to walk around, see their old classrooms and such, and reminisce, noted Cynthia Donald, the Robert Moore teacher who has been working to plan the celebration for more than a year now.
Then at 6:30 p.m., the “talent show” portion of the evening will begin.
“There’s going to be students singing, doing some talent, and then there’s going to be a slide show showing a picture with a story to go with it,” said Donald, explaining Robert Moore students involved will be recounting some of the stories and memories that were submitted to Donald by the public about their time spent at the school.
“It’s low key,” she stressed. “We’re sort of mixing up some talent from the present with some stories from the past.
“The kids are cute,” added Donald. “We have a range from ‘Row, row, row your boat’ to some of the kids that have performed in the festival, so they’re quite polished.”
About two dozen students are involved in the performances.
After the show, which is expected to run for an hour-and-a-half to two hours, there will be a chance for people to mingle, have cake and coffee, and look at all of the pictures and memories that were submitted.
Some of the oldest pictures submitted date back to 1934-35, Donald noted.
“And hopefully, there will be some people here that haven’t seen each other for a while,” said Donald, adding it’s not a true reunion since she didn’t get a big enough response from people to plan a reunion style celebration.
“So it’s more just to remember some stories and let some of the younger people know, or their parents, know what has happened here at Robert Moore, [and] have them remember.”
Tickets for the evening cost $5 and are available at the door.
“For $5, it’s definitely worth their evening to come out,” Donald enthused.