|City/Town: • Walnut|
|Location Class: • School|
|Built: • 1949 | Abandoned: • N/A|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Darrell Powers|
On May 26th, 1949 the citizens of Walnut were invited to the grand opening of the brand new St. Patricks Auditorium. An all-day bazaar was advertised in the local newspaper with dinner at 12 pm, supper at 6 pm, games such as bingo and rifle shooting. A dance was held from 9 pm-1 am with a performance by Forrest Wasson and The Orchestra.
In December 1949 the Walnut graduating classes of 1948-1950 pooled together and graciously donated a brand new scoreboard for the Walnut Gym. Truly shows how small communities come together to help each other out no matter the age. The old scoreboard which was hand-operated no longer had a use, the new modern board took its place.
Over the years the Walnut saw many talented pupils and entertaining events. Graduations, dances, basketball games, senior plays such as “In Again, Out Again” in 1950 and more. PTA meetings, programs, and town gatherings/events also took place in the auditorium. Unclear when exactly it closed, if you have more information please comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Gallery Below of Walnut Gym
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