Party planned for demolition of old school in Farmington

Posted June 01, 2011, at 12:20 p.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — People in Farmington are throwing a going-away party for an 80-year-old school building that’s going to be razed to make way for a new school.

Over the decades more than 30,000 students have attended the W.G. Mallett School, named after Wilbert G. Mallett, a longtime principal at the nearby Normal School, now the University of Maine at Farmington.

Principal Tracy Williams tells the Morning Sentinel the Saturday event begins at 10 a.m. and is for the thousands of students, teachers and community members with ties to the school.

The new $15 million building will keep the Mallett School name.

Members of the community and school officials worked for a year to plan the party. It will feature family activities, food and live music.

 

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