Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ballroom floor leveled

 A new beam under the ballroom floor has taken a fie-inch sag out of the floor caused 10 years ago by a water leak in the building. While installing this beam, new floor joists were also installed. While working on the floor, it was discovered the a fire once raged through this part of the building. If anyone has any information on that fire, please contact us at office@oneidastakeacademy.org

The work on the floor was completed by funds provided by the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation.

Bell to ring again

Work is progressing. The bell will soon ring again! 
Todd Jensen's crew is progressing with the bell's restoration. Dry rot was discovered, slowing down the process, but we are glad we found it. The supports are now strong enough for another century of use. Thanks to David Mitchell (pictured) for years and years of care taking given to the Oneida Stake Academy building.

Work on the bell tower has been funded by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Doloroes Doré Eccles Foundation.

Monday, April 1, 2013

OSAF sponsors Franklin County centennial events

            In celebration of Franklin County’s 100th Birthday, the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation is sponsoring two events for the public this summer.
            On July 11 & 12, a pageant will be presented in front of the Oneida Stake Academy Building. This production, originally headed up by Karla Cattani and Peggy Christensen, and now Christensen and Alice King, has been written by Cecelie Costley and will feature the music of Tyler Castleton.
            It explores not only the history of education through the academy, but its role in promoting culture in the community, said Costley.
            Other members of the Oneida Stake Academy Pageant Committee are: Dani Dunn, Paula Lemmon, Sherrie Cromwell and Claudia Erickson.
            The other event is a Heritage Day, to be held in Benson Park on July 24. This event will feature several activities reminiscent of original Pioneer Day celebrations, such as a dinner, music, a pie-making contest, horse and buggy rides, marble and jack contests, foot races and other games, an alumni booth, a three-on-three-basketball tournament and an out-door version of the Perisana dance hall.
            Members of the Oneida Stake Academy Heritage Day Committee are: Saundra Hubbard, Hannah Edwards, Anna Gray, Sheyenne Hunsaker, Tiffany Jepsen, Jennifer Seamons, Diane Petty and Thedora Petterborg.
            “We hope the public will enjoy these events. In years to come the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation will use the restored building to enrich the community with cultural events such as these,” said OSAF chairman, Nathan Hale.