DEARBORN — Salina Elementary School celebrates its 100th anniversary with an event open to the public on Oct. 26.
The first Salina School opened in 1918 as a two-room school house, but the growing community quickly needed a larger facility. The current Salina Intermediate was built in 1920 on the location of that first school. Several additions were made to the building over the years and in 2003 Salina Elementary was built next door to house preschool through third grade students.
The Salina Intermediate and DuVall Elementary buildings will both turn 100 in 2020. Other schools in the district, including Dearborn High and Miller Elementary, are more than 100 years old, but are not in their original buildings.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include food, drink, dessert and a Salina souvenir. Guests must be at least 18-years-old. The auditorium will be open for alumni, a band and guest speakers. The gym will be open for dancing and guests can mingle in the classrooms.
The Salina PTSA will sell Salina gear and cups. Visitors will also have an opportunity to order commemorative tiles that will be placed in the building’s main hallway.
For more information, contact the school at (313) 827-6600. Tickets can be purchased at the school, 2623 Salina St., or at the district’s Administrative Services Center, 18700 Audette St. They may also be purchased online at https://ptafoundersday2017.ticketbud.com/salina-school-100th-year-anniversary-