Nursery school celebrates 50 years by planting an azalea shrub

The Fredonia Baptist Christian Nursery School celebrated 50 years of operation during its end-of-the-year program and graduation on May 21 And 22. Five children will move on to public school kindergarten in September. Teachers Karen Tramuta and Jane Wright choreographed a program of song and dance, exhibiting what the preschoolers learned throughout the year.

Following a reception of cookies and punch in Fellowship Hall, parents and students gathered outside to plant an azalea shrub near the Nursery School sign to commemorate the 50th year of the pre-school. Present was Mrs. Doris Woodbury, the school’s first teacher. Awards were given to students for perfect attendance and school spirit. Outstanding parent was room mother Sara Artrip. Teachers and parents were given praise for helping in so many ways during the year. The ideas and support of Alexis Brandt, co-director were acknowledged.

Helping Mr. Walldorff plant the shrub were Ian Smith and Delaney Artrip.

Registration for the fall semester will continue throughout the summer. New enrollees must be three by December 1, 2014. To receive an application, parents may call 679-9966. The Nursery School is located on the corner of Church and Temple Streets in Fredonia.