The Friends of School Section Lake Veterans Park remain committed to restoring the Stone Pavilion to its former dignity as a proud centerpiece of the School Section Lake Veterans Park and representative of all of Mecosta County’s parks.
Friends of the Pavilion
School Section Lake Pavilion Project News
Thank to all individuals and organizations who are stepping forward to make the School Section Lake Pavilion Project a success.
The Old Settlers Reunion Association presented a check for $1,200 to help save the Pavilion. L-R: Linda Howard, OSRA Board of Directors Mary (Smith) Guy, Michael Smith and Ronald Smith
The Remus Area Historical Society has created a new Facebook website for the Pavilion:
Click on link below:
When you donate, please complete the special instructions to recipient area to tell us which
Family Reunion the donation is for: See image below.
The O.S.R.A. Board of Trustees are digging into their pockets to support the pavilion restoration and challeng- ing Reunion Host Committees to match our $1,200.00 donation.Our vision is for each of the four host regions to reach out to their constituents and match the Boards donation to the Remus Area Historic Society. We welcome friendly compe- tition from your Family Reunions and from individuals. There are a number of ways that your donation can be acknowledged—visit the Remus Area Historic Society website for details.
Your donations toward the Pavilion restoration are tax deductible. Here are two options to make your donation online:
Click here for donation click on links below
Remus Area Historical Society and the Old Settlers’ Reunion Association are organized as a 501c3 federally tax exempt nonprofit corporation; donations are tax deductibles as allowed by law.
Mecosta Revitalization - Little River School House
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The most important contribution to the community was the "Little River School", which began hosting classes in 1880. Isaac Berry, my great-grandfather, set aside two acres of the original 83 acres that he purchased when he came from Canada, for a schoolhouse. It was called “Little River School”. The first one built was made of logs. Later, a framed school was built and still stands at that location. When Isaac first came to Michigan, he could neither read nor write. He wanted his children and all the children in the area to be educated. Since Lucy. his wife and my great-grandmother, was well educated and could read and write, she became the First School Teacher of the school. She also taught him how to read and write.
Early schools days at Little River School did not start until after harvest season and ended at the first severe cold snap. Spring brought another few days of schooling until planting time, when the students returned to the fields. Each district could make rules relative to its own territory within the state statute.