Newton’s Angier Elementary School turns 90 next week and members of the Waban community will have the opportunity to relive and celebrate its long history.
"Angier Through the Decades, its 90th Birthday Celebration" will begin on the morning of Friday, Nov. 18, with an all-school assembly that will walk through the decades, beginning with songs from the 1920s, said a press release.
The assembly will feature remarks in memory of the school’s namesake, Albert Edger Angier, a Waban native who was killed at age 22 in Revillon, France, during World War I.
Later on, parents, teachers and alumni are invited to join the celebration at an evening cocktail party from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Windsor Club at 1601 Beacon Street in Waban. Admission is $25 at the door and will go towards creating a permanent Angier archive. Beer, wine, appetizers and dessert will be served.
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Angier opened in November of 1921 and was dedicated in honor of Lt. Albert Angier, the only local son killed in the Great War, said the release.
Earlier this week, Mayor Setti Warren released a capital improvement plan that gave high priority to either repairing or replacing Angier at a projected cost of $30 million.
“Few schools or indeed public buildings of any type can expect to see 90 years of service,” said the release announcing next week's celebration. “And though Angier’s beloved brick building is in need of attention, awaiting replacement or repair, we are happy to mark the momentous occasion of the 90 years of excellence in educating children within its nurturing walls.”
For more information, please contact Lauren Paul, at 617-559-9967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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