This is video of Saturday morning’s Centennial 5k Run-Walk. I’m not sure of the total number of participants but they ranged from infant to those who cannot remember ever being an infant. They all made it and they were all smiling. If anyone has additional photos and video they’d like to share please email it to us or upload the video to YouTube and provide us a link.
This is a brief video of the Centennial Dinner. If anyone has additional video of any aspect of the celebration they’d like to submit please upload it to YouTube and provide me with a link.
NOTE: According to Supt. Joe Wills the contents of the capsule, mostly paper documents, are deemed too fragile for revealing and displaying them outdoors as first planned. The plan is to now have the contents in a glass display case on the first floor of MHS and viewable throughout the celebration. Afterwards arrangements will be made with a historical preservation company to have everything professionally preserved.
Beginning around 8 am on Thursday, September 3, 2015 a skilled artisan began the process of removing the cornerstone of McClain High School. It had been laid in 1914 with a time capsule enclosed and not to be opened until the school’s Centennial year, 2015. The video reveals the exposed stone and capsule but the capsule could not be physically removed without fear of damaging its contents. Instead the lid was removed and the contents, a collection of various papers, removed and placed in safe storage.
The subject of these papers will be revealed on Saturday, September 5 at 4 pm in front building’s main doors on Jefferson Street.
Friday, September 4, 2015
- 5:00 pm: Registration in the McClain Cafetorium (Vocational Building)
- 5:30-7:30 pm: Meet and greet social
Saturday, September 5, 2015
- 8:00 am registration begins in Cafetorium (Vocational Building).
- 5K run/walk, registration 8-9 am, race begins at 9 am.
- 8-11:00 am, Continental breakfast in Cafetorium.
- Tours of the high school. Tours are self guided beginning at 10 am and lasting until 5 pm. People will be stationed on each floor to answer questions.
- 11:00 am, Antique and street rod car show near elementary playground.
- Continuous video showings of historical films of McClain HS and Greenfield.
- Historical displays in the “Old” Gymnasium.
- 1:00 pm, Centennial Tea and Style Show at the United Methodist Church, cost $10 per person, tickets online.
- Socializing throughout the day.
- Contents of the 1914 MHS cornerstone time capsule to be revealed at 4 pm in front of the high school building.
- Centennial Alumni Dinner, 5-7 pm, Cafetorium, costs $15 per person, tickets online.
- 8-11:00 pm, Casual dance and music in McClain Gymnasium.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
- Re-dedication ceremony in the McClain Auditorium. Seating will be first to arrive first to be seated. Overflow in the McClain Gymnasium with wide screen TVs. Begins at 2 pm.
- Homemade ice cream social in the courtyard, no charge, following the re-dedication.
We’ve had several questions about tickets for the Centennial Dinner on Saturday evening. Those in charge of the event have planned on accommodating 450 people. To date about 288 out of 300 tickets have been sold online at Eventbrite. 150 tickets have been allocated for sale during the registrations events beginning Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. The dinner is the only event that requires a purchase, Everything else is without charge.
NOTE: There may be 2 or 3 tickets now available online for the Centennial Tea.
Word on the street is that a feature article about McClain High School and the upcoming Centennial Re-dedication will appear in Wednesday’s Chillicothe Gazette. Also, in the September issue of Country Living Magazine there is an article about McClain.