On Friday, August 16, 12 at noon, the Parkland Old Timers Picnic will be held in Spanaway Park, Kitchen #1. That’s 14905 Gus G. Breeseman Rd. S., (Military Rd. and 152nd St) if you need to enter it in your GPS.
The Parkland Old Timers Picnic is a reunion for students of the old Parkland School.
This is a potluck, so bring your favorite hot dish, salad or dessert and table service. Coffee, tea cream and sugar will be furnished. Come and renew old friendships; you’ll be glad you came! Drive your old school car if you still l have it.
For further information call Gary Ellingson, 509-837-3344
This will be the last Parkland School picnic, so make every effort to be there. Someone neww might have to take o\ver doing the organizing for it to ccontinue.
The Parkland School was built In 1900. It was its own School District, serving grades 1 to 9 until 1954. Students in higher grades attend Lincoln High School, which just celebrated its 100th anniversary this past weekend. In 1901, the Parkland School served 50 students and a third classroom was added in 1902.
From 1955 to 1982, Parkland Elementary served grades K-6 as part of the Franklin Pierce School District. The school was closed in 1982 and used for various social service offices. In 1990, the building was sold to Pacific Lutheran University.