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MINERAL — Current and former residents of Mineral gathered June 25 for a night of reminiscing, renewing old acquaintances, and ultimately ending a half century of celebrations.
The meeting ended with a motion to disband the Mineral Alumni Association. The motion was unanimously approved. Any remaining funds will be donated to the Mineral Pride Society. Emotions for some were difficult to contain, some tears and sad faces were evident at each table.
The Mineral Pride Society members announced they will begin an annual ice cream social to be held on the first Saturday of each June, beginning in 2012, specifically geared toward honoring those who attended Mineral schools. It is hoped that the social will continue to offer the Mineral High School alumni an opportunity to meet and enjoy each other’s company.
The Mineral Pride Museum will be open each Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. or via appointment by calling Nancy Nanninga at 309- 288-5371.
To read more about the village of Mineral and its former school on the Internet, visit www.illinoishsglorydays.com/mineralhistoricalsociety.