Dylan Anderson was planning to hold a fundraiser for his own school, Island City Research Academy in Cumberland, but when he heard about the April 30 fire at St. Croix Central Central Elementary School, he changed his plans.
This year instead of leading off the Roberts Good Neighbor Days parade from his squad car Roberts Police Chief Dan Burgess will have a different role. He has been named 2013 Good Neighbor Days parade grand marshal.
Every morning St. Croix Central Elementary students get off the buses and gather around the flagpole, standing in a field near the third and fourth grade cabins and recite the Pledge of Allegiance together.
The elementary students are now attending “Panther Camp” located at Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp, which the school district is leasing from Girl Scouts River Valleys.
The smell permeating the entire St. Croix Central Elementary building is a reminder of the smoke damage that has rendered many of the school’s classroom items unusable. However, thanks to an outpouring of community and area support, SCC Elementary does not need school supplies any longer.
St. Croix Central Elementary students will be spending the rest of the year at “Panther Camp.” The school district has leased Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp (Hudson) and students began attending classes at the camp Monday, May 6, a little less than a week after the fire that closed St. Croix Central Elementary.
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