Golden Pond students return home at LBL for reunion
by Alan Reed
Jun 14, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Golden Pond School Students (from left to right) Betty Allen, Helen Lichfield, Vickey Lane and Susie Knight enjoy a sunny day on the shore of Kentucky Lake, discussing their school days and remembering good times.
Golden Pond School Students (from left to right) Betty Allen, Helen Lichfield, Vickey Lane and Susie Knight enjoy a sunny day on the shore of Kentucky Lake, discussing their school days and remembering good times.
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Students from the Golden Pond School met on June 10 for their annual reunion at the Fenton Pavilion at Land Between the Lakes. Perhaps a dozen attendees from various years of the school’s operation gathered for the event, swapping stories, reminiscing and catching up on their lives since the previous reunion.

Wendell Wallace said that the Golden Pond School drew students from the Land Between the Lakes or Land Between The Rivers area. “They had one room schoolhouses before, and the Golden Pond School opened to bring everyone together. At one time, we had classes all the way through high school and the 12th grade.”

Wallace said that he attended school through grade 8, and then was bussed to Cadiz for his final four years. His final year at Golden Pond was 1954.

With friend Earl Crump, Wallace speculated about the year the Golden Pond School was closed. “The school was still open when they started buying everyone out in 1962-63,” Wallace said.

Crump said, “(The school) was already gone in ’65. We moved the house in ’64-’65, so it was probably 1964.”

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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