|Terry Road School, 1925|
Community members and alumni are all invited to celebrate what also happens to be Marion Parsons Day, and the release of the book that tells the story of her life.
The Brass Bell chronicles the life of Marion Parsons upon whose father's cherry orchard the school was built in 1927. It tells the story of the history of the school that replaced the old-time Terry Road School, and the close-knit community that surrounded both schools. The book was written by the great niece of Miss Parsons and the great granddaughter of Willis Parsons, and she will be on-hand to sign books.
To further honor the coincidence that this is Marion Parsons Day, there will be a re-enactment of the tribute written for her retirement by long-time community member, Ivy Schuyler: A Tribute to Miss Parsons. In addition, several alumni from the mid-1900s will speak about what life was like at Cherry Road School and in Westvale during those times. The author will read an excerpt from The Brass Bell.
Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or would like to participate in the event in any special way, please contact Nancy Camille Cole at: 503.914.9515, or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the book will go to one of the sponsors of The Brass Bell, the Solvay Geddess Historical Society.
For those who cannot attend on the 20th, book order forms are available on the publisher's website: www.sahaliepublishing.org