A little history of the Rickreall Event Hall
Built in 1926 as a High School, later became the Rickreall Grade School up until 2002-2003, when it was closed as a public school. The school district rented out the building to a private Church & Academy for a few years. Eventually the Rickreall Grade School was sold in 2009 to us, a local family in Rickreall. One of the reasons we purchased the old grade school, was the hopes of keeping the building a part of Rickreall's community. I did not want to see it wiped away for other commercial buildings.
The Rickreall School used to be the home of The Rickreall Christmas Pageant from 1938 until 2015 with the exception of the World War II years (1942-44), the volunteers of the pageant presented the Nativity story annually at the Rickreall Event Hall. Before the school closed, school students had the opportunity to join in the pageant, many as angels.
Our two oldest children attended Rickreall Grade School when we first moved here. Like my children, many students would help raise funds for the pageant, but once the school closed it was up to the pageant volunteers to raise money to keep it running. Even though I was never in the pageant, I did enjoy helping in ways I could while the pageant still ran at The Rickreall Event Hall a tradition for Rickreall every December.
Since we purchased this wonderful old building we have been doing overdue repairs like a leaky roof, rotted windows & siding. Little by little this old building is being preserved and upgraded.
Every year we have a family yard sale and I am working on getting a community sale as yearly tradition.
With our Fire Dept. having a pancake feed first week of May we shoot for that weekend so we can go enjoy a yummy breakfast with the community
With a preschool & daycare running out of the Rickreall Event Hall, it makes me happy my old building gets to be filled with kids as it was meant to be.
It's amazing how many people I meet who have attended this school. A few even got married here after it became the Event Hall which was awesome.
I want to thank all the people, family & friends who helped work on this old building and keep it going!