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School Fete- 1916


[Special to The Times-dispatch]
TOANO VA., April 15. The New Kent annual school fair was held at the court house with a large crowd of interested patrons and children in attendance. The event was a success. The entire morning  was devoted to athletics under the direction of Wallace Woodard. The following schools took part in the fair and competed for ribbons: Tunstalls. Misses Baker and Taylor, teachers: Quinton. Misses Huffman and Williams, teachers; Good Hope, Misses Muir and Olive, teachers; Liberty, Misses Minor and Messick, teachers: Barhamsville. Misses Hazelwood and Carlton; Pine Fork. Miss Virginia Percifull, teacher; Walls. Miss Mamie Oliver, teacher: Oak. Miss Virgilia Warburton. teacher: Windsor Shades, Miss Bessie Brown, teacher: Providence Forge, Miss Adele Richardson. teacher: New Kent. Miss Mary Tench, teacher: White House. Miss Fedora Haxall, teacher: During the afternoon honors were announced, and a few remarks made by Superintendent A.C. Cooper and an address delivered by Mr. Farrar, field agent for the farm demonstration work. Much Interest was shown by the teachers and pupils, and some very excellent work was on exhibition. The Windsor Shades School won first honors for highest average attendance, with the Walls School a close second. The Providence Forge School won first honors in the excellence contest for one-teacher schools. The Liberty School and the Barhamsville School tied for the same honors for the two-teacher schools.

-Richmond Times-Dispatch- April 16, 1916

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