Surry Elementary School second-grader Amelia Bates shows off her artwork Saturday during a show at the Old Surry Village School while keeping charge of little sister RoseMarie. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY JENNIFER OSBORN

Student artwork displayed at Old Surry Village School

SURRY — Thanks to Glyneta Thomson and her merry band of volunteers and board members, doing business as The Old Surry Village Schoolhouse Preservation Group, there were children inside the renovated Old Surry Village School building on Saturday for the first time in decades.

The children, their siblings, parents and onlookers, were on hand for the Surry Elementary School annual art show. The show has been on hiatus for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to art teacher Laura Osgood.

The building, which served as Surry’s school for 80 years after it was built in 1872, was in danger of demolition until Thomson and the group she rallied took over.

The building also spent 30 years as the home of the Surry Fire Department.

The Old Surry Village School has events planned for each month this summer, including an annual yard sale/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 16. A crab roll luncheon and bake sale is scheduled for Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A 150th Happy Birthday Party is planned for the vintage structure in September, with more events to follow into fall.


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