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Lanes Mill School Time Capsule Could Be a Mystery

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A 50th anniversary celebration at Lanes Mill Elementary School. (Photo: Township of Brick)
A 50th anniversary celebration at Lanes Mill Elementary School. (Photo: Township of Brick)

Lanes Mill Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary last week, with township and school officials marking the occasion by joining with current students and those who have graduated over the past five decades.

“A man from the first class, 1964, was there and drove all the way from West Virginia,” Mayor John Ducey said.

Students at the school decorated classroom doors to represent all of the last five decades, and the school celebrated its close-knit community – there have only been five principals over the last half-century.

A 50th anniversary celebration at Lanes Mill Elementary School. (Photo: Township of Brick)
A 50th anniversary celebration at Lanes Mill Elementary School. (Photo: Township of Brick)
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The one issue that remains unresolved is a possible time capsule that was buried there in 1964 to start the 1964-65 school year, Ducey said. The same man who came from West Virginia told officials that a time capsule was buried – somewhere – on the school grounds off Lanes Mill Road, but it is not apparent where the capsule is located.

“If anyone was around in ’64, if you could let the principal know, they’d love to have another celebration,” Ducey said.


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  • Mark Story Jenks

    I’m pretty sure the time capsule is in the cornerstone of the front of the building, it is the large stone with the year the school was built inscribed on it. I started first grade there in 1966, I think.

  • JW

    Somebody messed up and forgot to write this rather important detail down. Sure it isn’t in the art teacher’s ‘office’/broomcloset to the left of the stage?