The North Norfolk Cairn Committee is all set for their upcoming calendar launch, and it's not just about marking dates; it's about preserving history. Arlene Jarema, a committee board member, explains.
“It to bring back memories from those school days,” Jarema notes. “I attended one of those schools, and the memories are priceless. We have just received our calendars from the printers, and we are going to be doing launches starting next week.”
The launch happens on Tuesday, October 24, at the library. Two time slots: 1:00-4:00, and 6:00-7:30. On Wednesday, they'll be at the Sydney General Store from 10:50 and Phill's Fine Foods in Austin from 1:00 to 3:00. On Thursday, they'll be presented at Victoria Place at 3:00, and you can buy the calendars at the archives in MacGregor on Thursday only.
The money raised is being put towards the upkeep of the cairns, those unique monuments dedicated to 25 one-room schools. Mary Kalberg, the secretary of the committee, tells us they have a perpetual care fund to maintain the cairns. The calendar fundraiser gives that fund a much-needed boost.
The cairns are memorials for the one-room schools that were once at the heart of local communities. They come in various forms, from big rocks to carefully assembled stones, each telling a piece of the past.
The calendar fundraiser isn't just a way to keep track of time; it's a chance to cherish the community's history. It's all about preserving the past and celebrating the cairn’s legacy.