Each Monday the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Brenda Whiteside Smith of Mechanicsburg.
Smith wrote that this is the “1947 first grade class from Fraser Street Elementary School, site of the present U.S. Post Office. The entire class made the elephant out of paper mache. The photo appeared in the Centre Daily TImes that same year.”
The king and queen (sitting on the elephant) are Fred Kissinger and Christine Richer.
Members of the queen’s court are, from left: Unknown, Judith Seckinger, Jean Lonberger, Judith Houser and Carol Watrous.
Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Audience Engagement Editor Laurie Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide as much information as you can.
All photos in the weekly series are placed in the “Share our Heritage” gallery at CentreDaily.com.
If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.