Hornbine School Float Celebrates 50 Years Since Restoration
The Hornbine School was restored fifty years ago as part of the Rehoboth 325th celebration. The folks from 1968 gave us an active piece of Rehoboth history. We are thankful that they gave the town such a special gift. The building was built around 1846 -7.
This year, the school hosted over 600 students. They came from Rehoboth and nearby towns to spend a day at school as it was in the past.
We were able to have a float in the parade because of the help from Butch Bliss of Attleboro / Rehoboth Building Supply 44 Park St., Rehoboth. They supplied us with a beautiful flatbed truck as well as all the necessary wood to build our float.
We had a 50th birthday cake made from old books by Dawn Azar. A wonderful replica of our outhouse was made by Chris McDonald of Dighton.
Gabe, Kennedy and Josh were our students on the float. They shared 720 tootsie rolls with spectators.
Dave Downs, Dawn Azar , Bethany Costa, and Kelly Hathaway were helpers on the float along with Jann McMurry, a teacher at The Hornbine School.
We also want to thank Donny Azar, Tessa Potter and Ralph Potter for their extra help with the float.