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Woodville School Day to be celebrated at Saturday program

Woodville School Day will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Ordinary.

Dr. Wes Wilson of the T.C. Walker and Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation will give an update/progress report on efforts to stabilize and maintain the historic school building, which is located across Route 17 from Lighthouse Worship Center.

Woodville School was one of the schools for black children built in the South during the 1920s with financial assistance from Julius Rosenwald, one-time chairman of the Sears, Roebuck Company. Originally, there were six Rosenwald schools in Gloucester. Woodville School, built in 1924, is the lone remaining Rosenwald school in the county.

Saturday’s program will include greetings and invocation by the host pastor, the Rev. Ward Warren. 

The program will also include recognition of the newly organized Friends of Woodville School and thanks to other Woodville School supporters. The Rev. Edgar Graham, pastor of the First United Baptist Church and Fr...

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