Crayons in front of Albion Elementary changing to pencils

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 September 2017 at 8:36 pm

ALBION – The giant crayons in front of the Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School are being replaced with pencils. (The top photo shows one of the crayons during an April 7 snowfall.)

The school district is upgrading the crayons as part of a capitol project. Albion wanted to keep the crayons but the molds for them are no longer available, said Michael Bonnewell, the district superintendent.

The molds for 16 of the pencils are in place and two are painted. The others are expected to be painted on Saturday. Some of the crayons will be painted red that across from the nurse’s office and two others will be painted purple to line up with the front doors of the school. The new pencils will not have character traits like the crayons.

Bonnewell said the pencils still work well with the atmosphere at the elementary school.

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