Construction for Thelma Elizabeth Page Richardson Elementary School officially began with the groundbreaking ceremony held Thursday, May 31st.   Craig and I attended the ceremony, held indoors at neighboring San Jacinto Elementary School‘s auditorium because of muddy site conditions caused by two days of rain.  That, however, didn’t temper the celebratory spirit from filling the space with the anticipation of welcoming a bright, modern facility into the neighborhood.

The ceremony began with a welcome and pledge of allegiance from Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary School students and was followed by a student choir performance and anecdotes and remembrances by district representatives and a former student of Ms. Richardson’s.  The obligatory, symbolic earth-shoveling took place on the auditorium stage, with a long trough of sand substituting for the mud on the construction site.  There’s a first time for everything!


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