Monforton School will hold a groundbreaking tonight to mark the start of construction of its $2.9 million expansion.

The expansion will add three new classrooms, a kitchen-cafeteria-multipurpose room, and renovate the current lunchroom into a classroom. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m.

A student-council Fun Night will begin at 4:15 p.m. There will be face painting, a photo booth, cakewalk, outdoor activities and more.

At 5:30 p.m., the Monforton School Foundation will sponsor an ice cream social to thank the community for supporting the $2.9 million bond issue for the expansion. Comma-Q Architecture designed the project and Langlas and Associates is in charge of construction.

At 6 p.m., a time capsule buried in 1989 by Carol Lark’s sixth-grade class will be unearthed. Two members of the class of 1989 have sixth-graders currently enrolled at the school.


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