Come join us on September 14 as we celebrate Sandy Pond Schoolhouse's 150th anniversary. Come see the new classroom ceiling, interior and exterior paint, and extensive repairs to the masonry and foundation, all recently completed work that represents an essential first step in SPSA's long-term plan to preserve and restore this historic property.
There's a lot to celebrate, and we'll be doing it with free food, speakers, activities for children, tours of the renovated classroom, and live music by Traditional Brew of Westford (http://traditional-brew.com/) known for their eclectic blend of upbeat traditional tunes and songs. It's a unique opportunity to see the school, learn a bit more about its important role in Ayer's history, and have a little fun.
It's fun, it's free, it's family friendly, and there won't be another event like it for another 150 years. So don't miss out. Mark your calendars now, and come join us on September 14!
Announcing a New Way to Help SPSA
We are excited to announce that Sandy Pond School Association has been designated as a beneficiary of Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program. For the month of September, SPSA will receive a $1 donation for each $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag purchased at the Shaw's located at 760A Boston Road, Groton MA. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and donate to SPSA. Thank you, Shaw's.
Welcome to the home of the Sandy Pond School Association. Founded in 1908, SPSA has owned, maintained, and preserved Ayer's historic Sandy Pond Schoolhouse for over 100 years. The founding members of SPSA were local residents, most of whom had also attended Sandy Pond School. Their goal was to preserve the school following its closing in 1906 and make use of it for reunions and community events. The first Sandy Pond School Annual Reunion took place on June 27, 1908. On December 22, 1908, the Town of Ayer officially conveyed the property to the Association for the price of $1.00.
A century later, alumni of Sandy Pond School are a scarce commodity, but SPSA endures. The small group of volunteers who comprise today’s Association share their predecessors’ commitment to preserving this unique little building. Today's SPSA seeks not only to preserve the building but to enhance Sandy Pond Schoolhouse's role as a piece of living history and a cultural resource that is open to the community now and for generations to come.
Sandy Pond School Association A 501(c)3 organization
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A Word About SPSA
The Sandy Pond School Association, a group of local volunteers, has owned and maintained the Sandy Pond Schoolhouse for over 110 years. Like many small, all-volunteer, organizations, we depend heavily on donations to help.cover our annual operating expenses. These expenses, which include liability insurance, Website, email, postage, and other routine costs total approximately $2,500 a year. These are the minimum amount required to keep our vision of a restored and reopened Sandy Pond School alive. Please do consider contributing to this worthy cause. For more information on how to donate to SPSA, please go to the Donation page.