(By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent)
Community members trying to save historical building…
Several community members gathered last Thursday at the original Valley Schoolhouse, which is 100 years old and in danger of being torn down, to show their support of the project to preserve the historic building.
Stories of how the building contributed to their school experience in Valley were exchanged and signs were unfurled for a photo opportunty to be posted on their Facebook Page as part of the National “This Place Matters” campaign.
Two meetings coming up are very important to the “Save The Little White Schoolhouse” project. The Valley School Board meeting on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. will discuss the fate of the schoolhouse. There will also be a schoolhouse planning meeting a few days prior on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are at the Columbia Virtual Academy building next to the Valley School (3030 Huffman Road).