The Friends of Cherry Grove Schoolhouse is governed by a Board of Directors that come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring a diverse range of skills and experience to the group. The Board is unified in its commitment to preserving and rehabilitating this historic schoolhouse and executing the vision of the organization.
"The restoration of the Cherry Grove Schoolhouse is what Langston Hughes called "a dream deferred" for much too long!"
The restoration of the Cherry Grove Schoolhouse is what Langston Hughes called "a dream deferred" for much too long!
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Born in 1900, my Grandmother Ethel Willis Anderson, a lifelong member of
Cherry Grove Baptist Church, attended the one room, Cherry Grove
Schoolhouse. She is the daughter of my great-grandparents, Tig and
Lucretia 'Creasy' Hanson Willis.
EDWARD M. ANDERSON SR.
Embracing the Cherry Grove Schoolhouse project is a part of my calling
and ministry, and indeed, fulfills my love of history.
G. KATHRYN ANDERSON
An unwavering commitment and determination originally built the Cherry Grove Schoolhouse and with commitment and strong determination, it will be restored.
JACQUELINE C. TUCKER
2023 Friends of Cherry Grove Schoolhouse Board of Directors
· Barrett Hanson – Chair
· Edward M. Anderson, Sr. – Vice Chair
· G. Kathryn Anderson - Secretary (interim)
· Jacqueline C. Tucker – Treasurer
· Linda C. Chesnut
· Lorraine Hanson
· James Simpson