raising funds to return bell tower to original site

CAS Architecture | November 8, 2013

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The Snellville Historical Society is undertaking a project to return the original school bell of the former Snellville School to the old school grounds, now owned by the Snellville United Methodist Church. A $10,000 fundraising campaign is now underway to pay for the bell and a similar former school bell tower. The location will be on the church grounds at the site of the former Vietnam Memorial, visible from U.S. Highway 78.

Emmett Clower, president of the Historical Society, says the bell was donated by the Wendell Martin family, and authenticated by Clark Britt as the original school bell.

A 12-foot bell tower has been designed by Chad Smith, in keeping with the original structure. "We're seeking to preserve a bit of Snellville history," Clower said.

Plans call for erection and completion of the project in April 2014. The Snellville United Methodist Church board has approved the project. Donations are being accepted for the project by Grace Clower, treasurer of the Historical Society, a non-profit foundation. Donations may be sent to her at 2929 Sandra Drive, Snellville, Ga. 30078.

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