THIS is what Annie Lytle Preservation is all about! Working to keep the place clean and the vandalism down. When we arrived today, we were greeted by JSO who are now sitting on the building as much as they can and catching trespassers. It was so good to get back to work after all the rain cancellations, etc. A small crew today and a new Volunteer, Zach. Accomplished a pretty good amount of work in 2 hours. The Annie Lytle preservation group proves at every meet, how much a small group can make a difference.!
The Annie Lytle team wants to thank everyone who came out and helped today! A lot was done! Great job!
This is a before and after picture of Annie Lytle's Backyard. Lots of progress made thanks to our great group of volunteers! Could not do it with out all of you guys!!
We would like to thank Phil Amato and the First Coast News team for coming out to Public School Number Four and giving us the opportunity for being on the air! Click the button below to bring you to the news article!
Over decades now Annie Lytle sat vacant with its front doors gone inviting what seemed to be such a warm welcome to unwanted visitors, today the Annie Lytle Preservation Group changed that! A single solid-wood door has been added to the opening front entrance to the school. This completes the 1st phase of getting the whole front entrance fully equipped with a set of double doors and with hard work we will get it done! Patsy also continued to spray the school down with weed killer to try and get the rest of the vegetation to die off! Tim used a leaf blower to clean the hallways throughout the school and ended up with great results!
Today, our little team of 6 came to the school with permission to clean up after the mess made from the car accident on Thursday and that's exactly what we did! Hours of hard work in the sun of hauling concrete chunks and tons and tons of trash to the curb we manage to make the school look a lot better! We also secured the front entrance way off. Lots of work was done today!
Before and Afters:
Other Photos from Today:
This morning at about 6:30AM a truck traveling at a high rate of speed off of the Fuller Warren Bridge went straight across Park St., down the short piece of Pennsular Place and missed the turn onto Chelsea. Probably didn't know it was there. The truck went over the debris pile, blasted through the chain link gates, destroying them, just missed the flag pole and smashed into the wall beside the steps to the front entrance. That wall was completely destroyed as was the truck.
No information about the condition of the driver at this point.
Thank you to Paul B. for updating us with this information.
Clean up efforts will continue Saturday but due to insurance purposes the team can NOT touch any of the debris from the wreck and if you are coming to volunteer please do not use the Chelsea Street entrance, our team will be back over by the college street entrance on the other side of the school!
Because of happy plans with family and friends, A majority of the Annie Lytle Preservation Group workers were not able to be at the school this weekend to help in the efforts to clean up the school. But Patsy and Ken where able to squeeze in some work on the stage for a short day of work! The others will return the next weekends to get some sweat and grudge back on their faces in no time! Thanks Patsy and Ken!!
Also a Special Thanks to all the men and women who have and are fighting for our freedom everyday so we are even able to do what we are doing!
God Bless you all and God continue to Bless this great Nation! (:
Enjoy your 3 day weekend!!