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Big day Saturday for Orient School

Thu., Aug. 12, 2010

The Orient School – in the small town of Orient, Wash., near the Canadian border – will celebrate its centennial in a daylong celebration Saturday.

Events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast, followed by a parade, live music, an ice cream social, historical exhibits at the school building and a dinner in the school gym. Author and historian Jack Nisbet will give a lecture on “The Origins of Orient” at 1:30 p.m. in one of the classrooms.

School officials say it is the oldest building continuously used for education in the state.

All alumni and former staff are encouraged to attend. Call (509) 684-6873 for more information.

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