It only took two years for members of the Green DeWitt community to have their schoolhouse restored but more importantly it brought them closer together.
Sonja Wolf of Green DeWitt said, “We wanted to preserve the schoolhouse. It is the only building in the community as the center of activities.”
Wayne Wolf said, “It brought everybody together. Everybody was working together again.”
The big push to completion was when GBRA gave them more what they had expected.
Sonja said, “We were so excited. GBRA gave us central heating and air, fixed all of the electric, new ceiling lights, new stove and fridge, donated flowers outside and the volunteers who painted. This allowed us to use the GVEC grant to finish the bathrooms. We had a lot of private donations and a lot of people volunteered.”
By the end of March the Green DeWitt schoolhouse has nearly seen it’s completion of restoration. All that remains are the wood floors.