The people of this community in the northwest corner of Oxford County are solidly committed to keeping A.J. Baker open.
On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Accommodation Review Committee met at the school at 6:30 p.m. to consider this proposal. Prior to this meeting the Save A.J. committee invited everyone in the community to a pork barbecue at the soccer fields just south of the school in support of our school.
Approximately 300 people were served a wholesome meal of fresh vegetables, baked beans, barbecued pork, and homemade buns and cupcakes. Everything on the menu was raised, grown, and/or prepared within the A.J. Baker Public School community.
At the barbecue, Alex Steele, an original graduate of A.J. Baker Public School who began his schooling in the one-roomed schoolhouse that previously sat on the property now occupied by A.J. Baker, presented a $500 cheque on behalf of the East Nissouri History Book Committee. The funds are to support the efforts of the committee working to save A.J. Baker school.
The East Nissouri History Book Committee firmly supports the work of the Save A.J. committee, and would like to see the school remain open.
East Nissouri History Book Committee