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.
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.
Greenfield Superintendent Joe Wills announced today that plans are in motion to remove the 1914 corner-stone of McClain High School and extract a time capsule that was placed there 101 years ago. Plans are to open the capsule prior to Saturday’s Centennial Dinner and examines the contents. For those of you who won’t be able to attend we plan to have a list and photos of the contents to share with you on this and other websites. Plans also include to place a new time capsule in the stone for the year 2115. I can’t speak for everyone but I’m excited about this.
A special Meet & Greet will take place on Friday, September 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 m in the McClain Cafetorium in the Vocational Building. The gathering will pay honor to all of McClain’s coaches, team managers, homecoming queens, band directors, cheerleaders, boosters, and anyone else who has played a part in Tiger history.
This casual gathering will provide a wonderful opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with coaches, players, teachers, fans, classmates, and friends from decades past and will kick-off a weekend of activities celebrating the one-hundred years of McClain High School history.
At this time, many of these individuals have been personally contacted and we’ve received a positive response. We are looking forward to a great turn out and would like to openly invite all former athletes, alumni and fans of Tiger athletics to stop by and join the gathering.
The Centennial Committee has made every attempt to find as many people from McClain’s athletic past as possible. If we have inadvertently missed someone such was not our intent. This event is open to everyone who would like to attend, no fees, and feel free to bring a friend. Please help spread the word by sharing this information with your family, friends, and classmates. Word of mouth is the key to a successful turn out.