EEHS Highway Marker

 REMINDER!!!     RESPONSE NEEDED   MAY 15, 2021                                                    

 

                                                                      May 12, 2021

 

Dear East End High School Alumni,

In memory and dedication of our old East End High School, a core group of alumni have investigated the process and procedures of securing a historical highway marker at or near the former East End High School site. The cost for erecting this highway marker through the Virginia Department of Historic Resources is $1,945.00. There will be additional cost for communications. This project is in its infancy stages with inquires being made only. We would like to proceed with more help and input from other East End alumni.

Your help is greatly needed in spreading the word and/or donating to this effort. Many of us graduated from East End High School and are very proud of the education that we received there during a time of segregation. Since the changing of its name, no lasting recognition or memorial has been erected to mark its prominence in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. A highway marker dedicated to East End High School is far overdue!

If you would like to participate with the core group and/or donate to funding this project, please contact the persons listed below for further information. If you just prefer to send a donation, make your check payable to Priscilla Walker at the above address. Please indicate on the check “for EEHS Historical Marker”.

We would like to have all responses by May 15, 2021 so we will know how to proceed.

Sincerely,

Alumni of East End High School

Patricia ('68), Priscilla ('66) and Leon ('69)

 

Contact information:

Prisicilla J. Walker - 81 Cedar Bluff Road, Boydton, VA 23917; (434) 738-6669; Email: scillarose@ gmail.com

Patricia H. Lewis - (410) 298-0913 (home); (443) 421-3678; Email: Lewishpd3@verizon.net

Leon Simmons - (757) 509-3126; Email: Wals9257@gmail.com