Gregory School Announces 76th Annual Strawberry Festival



Centennial Plaza Groundbreaking Will Occur at 4pm in Front of the School



WEST ORANGE, NJ – May 30, 2014, The Gregory Elementary School PTA will host the 76th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday May 31 from noon to 4 p.m. (rain date June 7). Attractions include inflatable rides, balloon artists, carnival games, crafts, dance party and face painting. Pony rides, food, drinks and fresh strawberry desserts are available for purchase.  Tickets: $12 admission for children 4+ (free for adults and children under 4). 

Gregory Elementary celebrates 100 years! Gregory alumni and former staff are encouraged to attend the Strawberry Festival.  Alumni can tour the school, look through school archives, connect with former teachers, and be entered into an alumni-only drawing to win dinner for 2 at the Appian Way restaurant in Orange, NJ. At the end of the Festival, visitors can attend a groundbreaking ceremony of the Gregory Centennial Plaza to be built on school grounds. Current students, alumni, local businesses, and interested citizens are encouraged to purchase commemorative bricks to help build the plaza. Orders for bricks can be placed at  https://www.bricksrus.com/order/Gregory/; additionally, orders can be placed at the Strawberry Festival.

Gregory Elementary School, is located at 301 Gregory Avenue, West Orange, NJ.


About Gregory Elementary School

In early 1914, a referendum passed in the township of West Orange, NJ to build a new school in the south end of town.  The land was bought at Gregory and Walker for $4,000 and $16,000 was required to build and furnish the four-room one-story school, which opened that fall, and is now known as Gregory Elementary School. In 2014, the Gregory School PTA will honor the history, students, staff, and community through various centennial celebrations.  


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