Today marks the 60th anniversary of the dedication of Bowen Elementary School, the fourth neighborhood school building serving Thompsonville and nearby parts of Newton Centre. The celebration included a musical, with programs, photos and news clippings circulated by the Bowen PTO. Those clippings also show a strong showing for Congressman John F. Kennedy in what was then a Republican stronghold.A special event is planned for this coming February. Bowen Alumni are asked to get in touch with the Bowen PTO, as well as anyone with information on this photo album.
I wonder how much it cost to build Bowen in 1952? (Note: it was built in the playground for what was the old Bowen School on Langley Road)