Monday, July 27, 2009

District #6 - Bethany Center

District # 6 - Bethany Center

Located in the center of town, this frame structure with white clapboards
and having a cupola, was built in 1878, and was situated at the south end of
a row of buildings - which included the Town Hall and the Baptist Church.

Harry Woolf, merchant of the General Store here, served as School Director
for several years. This school was noted for its dramatic activities,
holding the Regents exams for the entire town of Bethany, and literary tests
for new voters were held at this building at the convenience of the teacher
during school hours.


April 18-1931.
Daily News, Batavia NY.

Bethany Center Pupils Entertained 50 Guests.

Bethany Center, April 18. - Mrs Egbert Ford and her pupils in district No. 6, Bethany Center, entertained about fifty guests Wednesday evening at a spring party. The school house was prettily decorated with pictures and crepe paper. A program of songs, recitations and short plays was given by the pupils, a black face sketch by Dorothy Platek, and playing school with Flora Wozniak as teacher were very amusing features.
There were remarks by several visitors, who had formerly attended school in the district. Mrs Ford urged the parents to visit the school to see what the pupils were doing in their school work.

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