Bonner Elementary Celebrates 100 Years

They have been separated by time, but Saturday, dozens of former classmates came together to remember their past.  They're part of a group celebrating the 100th anniversary at "Bonner Elementary" in Tyler.

The alumni group was started by a current Bonner teacher who was calling past students, looking for donations for new playground equipment.  The group began having regular meetings and decided to celebrate the school's century mark together.

Today, the alumni reminisced about their school and looked through old class photographs.  With the passage of a new TISD bond, Bonner is one of the schools that will be replaced in Phase 1.

Even though it may mean saying goodbye to a building, alumni are supportive of the change.  Construction on the new building for Bonner will begin in June 2006.