We were setting up a few finishing touches on the decorations when people began to arrive – exactly one hundred years since the box was sealed and the cornerstone was set. one lady who came was four months shy of her 100th birthday. I’m glad we had someone with a camera to interview her. many former members came back, and a lot of curious people from the community helped us celebrate.
At 6:30 the crowd swelled to over 320 at the southeast corner of the building, spilling into the parking lot. The box had been put in place and the stone was covering it, ready for the ceremony.