BUTLER — A farewell to the Butler elementary school event last weekend drew interested people into the old building, which will soon be replaced by the structure under construction.
About 300 people stopped in for lunch and their chance to say good bye to the old building.
The Butler student council sponsored a spaghetti dinner, run in conjunction with tours of the building. There was a free will donation for people who wanted to dine on the spaghetti dinner.
Student council members portrayed people who had graduated from Butler in 1927. Buck Divelbliss portrayed his grandfather Francis Divelbliss.
The students giving tours stayed true to characters they were portraying and the time period.
The Butler Parents Teachers Organization (PTO) volunteered to man a 50/50 drawing and was able to raise $1,500 on donations to purchase slate boards.
Principal Libby Nickoli said: “Butler is a great community and very supportive of their school. We were thrilled to have over 300 people stop by for lunch and say farewell to this beloved building.”
Student council advisor Nancy Fox organized the students who portrayed the 1927 graduates. Butler staff members who gave time to the event were Buck Divelbliss, Sally Wilson, Nancy Fox, Becki Clapp, Molly Wehymeller, Jeff Proto, Eric Cunningham, Ed Kossick, Gabriel Dannemiller, Lisa Kvochik, and Mindy Sansom.
Nickoli said a huge thanks goes to the Pioneer Carreer and Technology Center in Shelby, which helped with graphic design and printing.
Proceeds from the spaghetti dinner are going to be used to purchase Kleen Slate dry erase paddles for students next year.
These are interactive hand-held white boards that teachers can use to assess students’ knowledge.