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The Magee Consolidated-McLaurin Vocational Attendance Center Historical Society intends to make a difference!  In celebration of Martin Luther King,Jr Day, society members as well as a host of volunteers spent Monday working at the “old elementary school.”

Keeston Rhodes

The goal of the organization is to restore the old Magee elementary gymnasium and one of the classroom buildings.

Coach Earnest Jaynes, Mott Holloway, Charles Funchess, Monroe Allen, Darnell Moffett

The Magee Consolidated McLaurin Vocational Attendance Center  Historical Society is a nonprofit promoting the history of the Goodwater Community and McLaurin School.

Cleaning of the auditorium

For  over seventy years, the group has worked to preserve history. Preserving  the past and capturing the future, the society members strive to make the building not only a place for gatherings, but a link to making a difference in young people’s lives.

Supervisors Danny Craft and Mitchel Chapman and Dr, Anika Floyd

Approximately 70 volunteers joined the day of service.  As society member Kim Jackson said, “Let me say, the Lord sent who we needed…young people!’  Magee and Mendenhall students worked side by side.  Mrs Kimberly McDonald McCann, leader of the Magee High School FCCLA, brought her students.Coach Josiah Lee and Assistant Coach DaMarus Burkett, basketball coaches at Mendenhall, brought their entire team!

Mendenhall High School Boys Basketball Team and Coaches Burkett and Lee
Kim McCann, sponsor, and the Magee High School FCCLA

If you know of anyone who is in possession of memorabilia from McLaurin School or the Goodwater Community, please contact Kim Jackson.

Circle of Prayer
Mendenhall Coaches: DaMarcus Burkett and Josiah Lee

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