Omega One Room School
Do You Remember---The Omega One Room School?
As efforts continue to restore the Omega One Room School, a fundraising dinner will be held again this year.
This year, 2016, will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Omega School Building being rebuilt in 1891. The original school was built in 1856 and later destroyed by fire.
We are pleased to announce that with your help we have raised over $ 7,000.00 each of the six years we have worked on our project.
A fund raiser night has been set for Sept. 10, 2016 starting at 5:00 pm and ending at 8:30 pm. Donations are being accepted. Please make contributions payable to Omega One Room School and mail to Tracie Fisk, 7721 Penrod Road, Iuka, Il. 62849.
We have a big change in the ticket sales for this year. A Golden Boy Silver 22 Lever Action Rifle --or-- $ 400.00 in cash. Only 150 tickets for the rifle will be sold. Please contact committee members for your tickets. Tickets are only $ 10.00 each for that gun drawing.
There will also be a Door Prize Drawing with your meal ticket.. The 50/50 ticket prices are one ticket for $ 1.00 or six tickets for $ 5.00. Individuals do not have to be present at time of drawings.
Food to be served the evening of the fund raiser will be pork chops, pulled pork, hot dogs, green beans, potato salad, baked beans, mac and cheese & dinner rolls along with drinks and deserts. Several volunteers are already volunteering to donate many of the food items. What would you like to bring?
Prices on the meals will be $ 10.00 for adults, children ages 6 to 12 is $ 7.00, and children age 5 and younger may eat free. Tickets will be sold ahead and the night of the fund raiser. Raffle tickets will also be available for many interesting items.
Music for the evening will be Herman Perry & the Golden Nuggets. They will be playing from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Do you know the history of the Omega One Room School? It was built in 1856. It was a frame building 24 X 28 feet in size. William Duncan and Katie Elder are thought to be the first teachers. Excerpts from an old school ledger gives the year 1891 as the date the original building was rebuilt with a newer building. The school board of Wm. Southward, R. M. Schooley and J. W. Arnold met and awarded the contract for the new building to N. B. Turner at a cost of $ 514.00 plus $ 10.00 for the belfrey. Later seats and desks were bought for $ 45.00
The first to teach in the new building was Mrs. Wise at $ 30.00 per months for five months and L. K. Boynton at $ 40.00 per month for four months. This building was used as a school until the rural schools were consolidated. It served since that time as the Omega Township Building.
Progress is being made on our One Room School. Over the last 6 years, we have put a foundation under the school, put a new roof, sided the building and worked on the inside of the building.
For more information please contact the following committee members:
Randy Rose 323-9468
Tracie Fisk 323-9870
Charles Bundy 532-8868
Bill & Sharon Cash 323-6817
Cotton & June Wagoner 245-6419
Edward Monical 292-4040
Billie Jo McGee 245-6340
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