Party to celebrate a busy century

French Creek Community School celebrates 100th anniversary

One of the original settlers from the Salvation Army colony that settled in Coombs. Bert Topliffe joined French Creek Community School Principal Stella Shanks and former school teacher Marguerite Cross for the official ceremonies including cutting the cake for the school’s 100th birthday.

The French Creek Community School in Coombs threw a 100th birthday party last weekend and on Saturday, May 19 members of the community turned out in a big way to celebrate.

A large crowd was on hand for the official ceremonies that included kind words from many politicians who attended the event.

Several former students and teachers were on hand to take a walk down memory lane and some donned period costumes for the occasion.

The little school with the big heart has stood the test of time and has touched many lives in the community.

The school which has been faced with the threat of closure on a few occasions has had a profound impact on many people.

Bert Topliffe went to the school as a young boy.  One of the eldest living members from the first colony of families to settle in Coombs, Topliffe still resides in the area.

 

He along with current school principal Stella Graves and a former teacher Marguerite Cross had the honor of cutting the birthday cake.

 

 

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