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2000: 2001, June 28 - Winfield Elementary School Closes

After 78 years in operation, Winfield Elementary School closed as a school on June 28, 2001. After the entire student body sang a song out on the front lawn, with Principal Jodi Nelson on guitar, a dozen doves were released and did a half circle over the school.

The building was put to use housing a dance studio, the Boys and Girls Club and the food bank.

Source: The Calendar, July 4, 2001.