Fellsmere Public School celebrates 100th anniversary Oct. 1

FELLSMERE — The City of Fellsmere will host the 100th Anniversary Celebration for the Fellsmere Public School (now Fellsmere City Hall) in the 2nd floor auditorium, the “Clarence F. ‘Korky’ Korker Center for the Performing Arts,” on Oct. 1, 2016.

The school is located at 22 S. Orange Street in Fellsmere. The school is the oldest masonry school building in Indian River County. It opened its doors to 136 students, one principal, one assistant principal, and five teachers 100 years ago in 1916. The school was closed in 1982 by the Indian River County School Board.

There will be a morning program between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. with a 1.5-hour break for lunch. There will be an afternoon program from 1:30 to 3 p.m., followed by a tour of the school.

Those who attended or worked at the Fellsmere Public School prior to 1982 are encouraged tell a story or share a memory about the school during the afternoon program, and should contact Rich Votapka, Fellsmere Historian, at (772) 589-8611 or e-mail at RBVotapka@gmail.com, to make arrangements.

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