Photo: May Day at Scrabble

Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo

May Day, the annual celebration of spring, was attended by some 50 alumni and friends of the Scrabble School earlier this month, many bringing their children to experience a fun-packed day much like those celebrated in May from 1921 to 1968, when the school for African-American students was in operation. Kids and adults alike took part in hula-hoop contests, sack and other races and the traditional wrapping of the May Pole. Hot dogs, hamburgers and trimmings were provided by the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation, the organization that brought the school back to life as a multimedia museum of the school’s history – and as the county’s Senior Center. Ellen Timbers chaired the food committee and Lillian Aylor and James Allsberry organized and conducted the day’s activities. Foundation President Bob Lander says the community again will be welcomed for “Soup Day,” another Scrabble School tradition, in early fall.

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