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Schoolhouse celebrates National Children’s Day

13 Jun 19
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Originally published in the June 13, 2019 edition of The Millerton News

By Darryl Gangloff

The weather was perfect for the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse’s National Children’s Day on Sunday, June 9, at the historic one-room Irondale Schoolhouse in Millerton.

Children decorated their bicycles and participated in a parade on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Gift certificates to Oblong Books & Music were awarded for the best-decorated bicycles. Riley and Parker Whalen earned first prize, Sierra Watson earned second and Iris Wood earned third.

Jonathan Grusauskas of the Music Cellar entertained the crowd with songs, Rhiannon Leo-Jameson of the NorthEast-Millerton Library read stories, Stewart’s Shops provided free ice cream, and everyone enjoyed games outside the schoolhouse.

Photo courtesy the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse: Sierra Watson, left, and Jane Wood participated in the bicycle parade during the Irondale Schoolhouse’s National Children’s Day.