Shoreline High School grads work on school courtyard

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Graduates have done a lot of work on the patio
Photo by Steve Shelton

Graduates of the original Shoreline High School lost their sense of place when their alma mater was closed and eventually turned into the Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Ave NE.

When the class of 1961 held part of its 50th reunion in the weedy and neglected courtyard patio outside the old gym (now called The Shoreline Room), some of the local graduates decided to do something to give graduates a place.

The courtyard is bigger than it looked
Photo by Steve Shelton

They started work to weed and plant in the courtyard. Graduates from the class of 1963 and 1965 helped, and worked on the fountain, which was donated originally by the class of 1962, but has not functioned for years.

Edging the hillside
Photo by Steve Shelton

At the first work party in March of this year, they made a lot of progress, clearing out one of the flower beds and placing a memorial plaque. (see previous story)

The stairs were being overtaken
Photo by Steve Shelton

This last week, several work parties dodged bad weather to pull ivy and morning glories, tackle moss and prune overgrown bushes.

The bowl in the center is a fountain
Photo by Steve Shelton

Penny Jones, Barb Reddick, Wendie Johnson Bark (class of 65) Ron Bark (class of 63) and Lynda Williams Shelton and Steve Shelton worked on the Patio. The classes of 65 and 63 tackled the center fountain area again.

Lynda reports, "It should take one more short weeding session, planting a few bushes and flowers then the beauty bark (donated by Sandy Steele) and we are done. More people could have helped this last time but the weather kept changing making it difficult to schedule a cleaning date that wasn't rained out!"


Jody Sherin, Class of 1965.,  May 28, 2013 at 9:07 PM  

The fountain was actually from the class of 1965. We refurbished it for our 30th reunion in 1995, but it fell into disrepair again.

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