Omega One Room School
Do You Remember---The Omega One Room School?
This year, 2017, will celebrate the 126th Anniversary of the Omega School Building being rebuilt in 1891. The original school was built in 1856 and later destroyed by fire.
A fund raiser night has been set for Sept. 9, 2017 starting at 5:00 pm and ending at 9:00 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.
There will not be any advance ticket sales, nor any raffle tickets sold this year. We are wanting the community to come together and celebrate the Dedication of our One Room School.
Food to be served the evening of the fund raiser will be pulled pork sandwiches, brat sandwiches and hot dogs, served with chips and drinks. We will be serving a large sheet cake with a picture of our one room school following the dedication service at 7:00 P. M.
Prices on the meals will be $ 7.00 for adults, children ages 6 to 12 is $ 5.00, and children age 5 and younger may eat free. Tickets will be sold the night of the fund raiser.
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 on our One Room School is complete. Over the last 7 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
Bill & Sharon Cash 323-6817
Cotton & June Wagoner 245-6419
Edward Monical 292-4040
Billie Jo McGee 245-6340
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