DOUBLE SPRINGS - It has been 50 years since the third building of Winston County High School burned along with a “Book of Memory” time capsule behind the cornerstone of the main building. A new time capsule is being prepared for burial on the old football field, currently the Double Springs Elementary School football field.
Current and former students are urged to sign a register which will be placed in the time capsule to be opened in another 50 years, marking the 100th anniversary of the school burning. These registers can be found at Gateway Foodland, Bank First downtown and at the Winston County Archives.
In addition, those who wish to place any type of memorabilia into the time capsule may leave it at the archives, located across Highway 195 from the courthouse. They are open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Besides the register, a copy of the “Book of Memory, Too,” current newspapers, a copy of this year’s Winsaga and hopefully letters from the past principals will be placed into the capsule too.
Memorabilia can include alumni banquet programs, football programs, sports related material, graduation programs, photos, Jacket Journals, etc. Nothing too large can be accepted however since there is limited space. Letters sharing memories are welcome.
For those wishing to sign the register who do not live locally, e-mail email@example.com for a PDF form to print, sign and mail.
The deadline for submission of memorabilia or to sign the registers is Friday, Oct. 15. Don’t delay to be part of a unique experience of Winston County High School history.
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