The Preservation of Central’s History

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An Editorial by Dave Freneaux

    Every community has roots, and Central's roots run deep.  Many of the families here today have been here for a hundred years or more. You may have seen T-Shirts around Central that read: "I wasn't born here, but I got here as soon as I could."  I believe Central is the greatest place on earth to live and raise a family, whether you were born here or came here last week.  That one's family has been here for 100 years does not give anyone special privilege. However, for those whose families have been here for generations, you may have much to offer the Central community in the way of historic photos, letters and documents.

    Vicki Carney is the president of the Central Historical Society and has done an amazing job of putting together quite a collection of Central's history at the Central Library.  Central Speaks would like to encourage everyone to consider bringing us your historic photos and documents.  We will scan them and immediately return them to you, while you wait if you wish, then we will make them available to Vicki to add to the documented history of Central.  If you would like, we'll make you a CD with your scanned images so that you can copy it and give it to all of the descendants in your family.  We will also, as space permits, print such stories in the newspaper to share with the Central communitty.

    Consider helping to preserve Central's history.  Dig out your old photos and documents, call us at 262-3730, and stop by and see us at 12023 Sullivan Road, three driveways north of Sullivan and Hooper in the small brick building out front.