|9/19/2013||Fund-raiser to support Amish school|
Amish school from grades one to eight began this month. The 23 students prove that their current schoolhouse is not big enough, and by next year it will not be where the children can go.
On Friday, September 27, an Amish Wedding Style Dinner is being held to raise funds to build a new schoolhouse for next year, help students out by buying brand new textbooks and also cover tuition.
"Textbooks that will be bought," Aaron Stutzman said, "will include the basic subjects of spelling, English, history, and math."
The location for the new schoolhouse has not yet been determined.
"We don’t have any set plans," Stutzman said. "It depends on what we will be able to fund."
"We hope to have it in the center of the community," said schoolteacher Ada May Yoder.
School began for all of the children on Monday, September 16. Yoder said that they are taught all of the typical subjects, spanning art, reading, math, English, and even German.
"After kids finish eighth grade," Stutzman explained, "they go on to be apprentices and learn a trade, usually with their parents. When they reach the legal working age, they begin to earn wages."
The menu for the Amish Style Wedding Dinner fundraiser will include chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed peas, coleslaw, and desserts including pie and date pudding. Coffee, water and bread will also be available.
The fundraiser will be held at the Raymond Nisley Residence on South Oak Grove Circle. The dinner will last between 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
To make reservations, or for more information, call 783-0712 or 719/942-3163.
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