Jay Historical Society open house this Saturday honors Jay High School


JAY — The theme for Jay Historical Society Open House this year will be “Honoring the History of Jay High School.” They are looking for a good turnout of alumni and teachers to join in the celebration this Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Holmes-Craft Homestead on Jay Hill from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The schedule begins with tours of the buildings, and will be a time to greet classmates and teachers that you haven’t seen for a long time.

At 10 a.m., there will be an open mic time for remarks and special awards. A chicken barbecue will be served at 11 a.m., until it is all gone, but hot dogs will be available all day.

Music will be provided by Larry Wright and Friends.

The last class that graduated from Jay High School was the Class of 2011. They proudly displayed their black and orange “Tiger” colors for the final time.

After the 2011 graduation, the school became part of Regional School Unit 73 and is now known as Spruce Mountain High School, which includes the consolidated high and middle schools for Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls.

Dorothy White, president of the Jay Historical Society, has yearbooks and class pictures up until approximately 1980. “The school used to send us class pictures, but they stopped doing that around that time. We would like people to bring any memorabilia that they may have,” she said.