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MEEKER | On the first day of fall, Sept. 23 from 1-4 p.m., everyone is invited to Coal Creek School at 617 County Road 6 (Little Beaver Road), only 5-1/2 miles from Meeker for a free barbecue lunch, music and a glimpse into the historic past of rural schools in Rio Blanco County.
One hundred and twenty-five years ago on Sept. 23, 1892, at the dedicatory ball of the Coal Creek School, the participants brought desserts to share. If possible, please bring a dessert to continue this tradition.
When the school was built in 1892 it had plenty of room for the horses and wagons to park on the school property. Today due to safety concerns and at the request of the sheriff’s department there will be no parking on the county roads. Parking for the celebration will be at designated areas only and we are requesting people carpool if possible. Passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the school. The school is handicapped accessible from the drop-off point. Drivers can then drive their vehicles to the designated areas. Shuttles will bring the drivers back and forth to the school.
For more information or to volunteer to help at this celebration call 878-4628.