Burley club seeks monument funds as groundbreaking nears
The Daily Progress Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 9 p.m.
Half a century after an African-American high school in Charlottesville closed, a dedicated group of its alumni will break ground next Saturday on a monument to the legacy of those who attended the school.
Fundraising for the monument wall celebrating Burley High School has been an ongoing project for members of the Burley Varsity Club, a nonprofit organization that works to preserve the history of the school’s accomplishments, as well as its students, faculty and administrators.
The groundbreaking is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Oct. 14, but construction won’t start until the $90,000 fundraising goal is met.
The club currently is $16,000 short, said Jimmy Hollins, a 1965 graduate of the school and co-founder of the varsity club.
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