Former Students Vow To Save Red Bank High School Mosaic

Reported by: Bill Mitchell

Edited by: Ashley Henderson
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Updated: 7/03/2013 7:32 pm
RED BANK, TN. (WDEF) The most recognizable symbol at what used to be Red Bank High School is a mosaic on the front of the building.
It has taken-on a special significance now that the old school will soon be torn-down.
The graduates are determined to save that mosaic.

If you've ever driven down Dayton Boulevard in Red Bank you've seen this familiar symbol on the school.
The likenesses of a boy and a girl were put there when Red Bank High School was built 70 years ago. The school, which later became Red Bank Junior high faces the wrecking ball in about 2 weeks.
School graduates want those images saved.

TERRI HAYNES ROBERTS, CLASS OF 1980 "We'd like to have it either on the new school...or like to have it on like a monument of some sort..somewhere in Red Bank."

Luckily the contractors, Matt and Marty Green are graduates of Red Bank High.
Marty, class of 1981, is already on board.

TERRI HAYNES ROBERTS "He has offered his services to dismantle the man and woman..so that we can use it somewhere else."

And the school district is pledged to help with a tricky task.

GARY WATERS, ASST. SUPT. FOR FACILITIES "To remove the figurine of the boy and girl, they will actually chisel out each individual brick...they'll take those brick out one at a time."

Using facebook and email, Terri Roberts and others are getting the word around. She says checks are coming in everyday at Red Bank city hall, toward the 8-thousand dollar cost.

TERRI HAYNES ROBERTS "So its coming along, we still have a ways to go and a short time to do it..but the money is rolling in."

Terri Roberts says anyone who wants to help save the mosaic can send checks earmarked for that purpose to the Red Bank city hall.



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