Getting ready for some spring cleaning? If so, you might be able to help the Friends of Wakelon.
The group, which spearheaded the effort to purchase the former Wakelon school site from GlaxoSmithKline in 2007 is looking to expand their collection of memorabilia, but they need some help.
Through an agreement with the town of Zebulon, the Friends of Wakelon has secured display space in the town hall and they’ve purchased two large glass display cases to display items such as yearbooks, class rings, photographs, scrap books and other items from the era when Wakelon School was the center of community activity. The school was open to students from 1910 to 1970. It later became home to Zebulon Elementary School before Wake County closed the facility in the early 1980s.
Friends of Wakelon is now seeking items to include in the display cases, which will be located on the second floor of the Town Hall. The cases will be locked and secured, but they will also be available for people to view during the regular town hall operating hours and during special events. The group is also seeking items such as class pictures, old diplomas, cheerleading outfits, school newspapers or band pictures – in short, anything that brings back memories of the old school.
People with items to donate can contact Jenny Privette at 919-269-8073 or Patricia Roberson at 919-269-8052 or items can be mailed to Privette at 2124 Shepard School Road, Zebulon, NC 27597..
Friends of Wakelon hopes to put the memorabilia on display later this spring.