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Crafton Elementary to celebrate 100th birthday

| Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:03 p.m.

Crafton Elementary will celebrate a milestone birthday with a celebration and open house Saturday as it will hold its 100th birthday celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school. Officials have been planning the event since last year and hope to see a big crowd of not just former students, but retirees and community members as well.

The event will kick off with a performance by the Carlynton marching band and cheerleading squad. The girls and boys ensembles will lead the crowd in singing the alma mater.

There also is a full schedule of presentations throughout the day, including science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

There will be a lunch provided prior to the celebration for local veterans, many of whom are alumni. Veterans can then attend the centennial event.

The school was opened in 1913, first as Crafton High School. It was changed to an elementary school after the formation of the Carlynton School District in the 1960s.

Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or mguza@tribweb.com.

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