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Baileyville Community Hall Celebrates 80 Years

It’s time to party like it’s 1933! Well, almost. The community of Baileyville is celebrating the 80th anniversary of their community hall, and you’re invited to the party.
It’s time to party like it’s 1933!  Well, almost.  The community of Baileyville is celebrating the 80th anniversary of their community hall, and you’re invited to the party.
 
Treasurer for the Baileyville Community Hall, Diane Albright, along with local historian Bob Hazelton, stopped by the set to tell Sarah all about this great event.
 
Baileyville is located 10 miles west of State College.  It is so named after John Bailey, who moved to the area in 1790, and, with the help of his parents, built a grist mill, a store, a tannery, and a saw mill.  1813 saw the completion of the Pennsylvania Furnace Iron Works, which increased the town’s population to 1,200.
 
What is now the Baileyville Community Hall, started out as a two-room schoolhouse.  Built between 1884 and 1902, that school shut down in 1933, with the completion of a new school in Pine Grove Mills.  At that time, two people bought the school house and donated it to the community to use as a gathering place.  In its 80-year history, it has been home to many weddings, funerals, wedding and baby showers, church services, auctions, etc.
 
The community plans on celebrating the 80th anniversary of their Community Hall with a Chicken BBQ.  The event will also have music, a shingle making demonstration, a salute to veterans, and a reunion of former students that attended the two-room school house.
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
Baileyville Community Hall - 80th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 5th
Noon-7:00 p.m.
BBQ, Music, Demonstrations, etc.
www.baileyvillecommunityhall.com

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