Pike School to fete 50th anniversary

       Pike Elementary will be 50 years young this year, and is inviting former students and staff to help with the celebration.
       The actual opening date was March 21, 1956. Pike, at 2510 N. Chestnut St. in the Mesa Springs neighborhood, has scheduled the commemorative party Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Pike Gym, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
       “We'll have scrapbooks, pictures, and other memorabilia on display, as well as cake and punch,” said Donna Wigton, a Pike teacher who is helping organize the event. “I'm really looking forward to seeing old principals and teachers I've worked with.”
       A District 11 employee since 1985, Wigton has taught at Pike for 17 years, and she's happy about it. “People on the Westside have a feeling of community like nowhere else in town,” she said.
       The school principal is Manuel Ramsey. For more information, call the school at 328-4600.

Westside Pioneer from a press release