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Ceremony Dedicates Old Tarbell School Building As Three Beautiful Condominiums

Alumni and friends of former Tarbell School gather on front steps. Photo by Connie Sartini

 

Gail Chalmers (second from right) addresses group gathered at former Tarbell School in rededication ceremony. Photo by Connie Sartini

 

by Connie Sartini
 
On Thursday evening, Sept. 17, promptly at 6 p.m. a well distanced group gathered outside of the newly renovated
Tarbell School for a flag raising ceremony “in memory for all the children who walked through those doors.”
     Initiated by West Groton resident Gail Chalmers (bottom photo), she welcomed attendees, many of whom were former students in the village school and who returned to participate in the flag raising and to reminisce about the wonderful memories of the school and its cafeteria.
     The 1914 historic school where children’s laughter could be heard ringing through the halls served several generations of West Groton families.
     Chalmers said,“We are entering into a new era for the building and we thank the builder for not tearing it down and bringing it back to the beautiful building it was.” This major restoration was accomplished by Kevin McGonigal of Kemco Construction of Pepperell, who renovated the building into three condominiums while keeping the look and presence of the much-loved building.
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