Smyrna community members will be celebrating and remembering the history of Brown Elementary School this weekend with an event open to the public.
Local residents, students, teachers and alumni are invited to attend the reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the school located at 3265 Brown Road.
Brown, a Title I Distinguished School, was established in Smyrna in 1955. The 2012-13 school year is the building's last as Brown Elementary before its students join their peers from Belmont Hills and Argyle elementary schools at the new Smyrna Elementary School.
After closing its doors, Brown will then become the new home to H.A.V.E.N. Fitzhugh Lee Academy, which is currently located in south Smyrna.
Honoring Brown's rich history in the Smyrna community, the Sunday celebration will include music, refreshments and an array of photographic memories. All past and present staff, students, parents, and community members are welcomed.
"We are sad to see it close, but are excited of the new possibilities of a new school and what this will mean for our community," said Smyrna resident Michelle Murphy.
If you would like to contribute any pictures or items to be displayed at the event, please contact Michelle Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also RSVP by visiting this Facebook page created by the Brown Elementary School PTA.
What will you remember about Brown Elementary School? Are you a parent or an alum with special memories to share? Tell us in the comments!