The Fifth Annual Forest Grove #5 Trivia Night & Auction Fundraiser is set for Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at the Golden Leaf, 2902 E. Kimberly Road in Davenport, Iowa. Doors open at 6 p.m. with Trivia starting promptly at 7 p.m.
Each year the popular event draws trivia-enthusiasts and Forest Grove supporters eager to raise money to continue the restoration work of the Bettendorf one-room school icon.
The evening includes a silent auction with fabulous prizes to bid on.
The cost to take part is $10/pp or $80/table. Make reservations by emailing FGS1873@gmail.com or call Sharon at 563.349.7805.
The 1873 Forest Grove Schoolhouse was one of five schools in Pleasant Valley Township in Scott County, Iowa. The school closed in 1957.
Restoration on Forest Grove #5 began in 2012. The bell tower was erected in the late summer of 2016.
From the website: "Forest Grove School Preservation is restoring the schoolhouse to how it looked in the 1920's. When rehabilitation of the school is completed, plans are to open the building to 3rd and 4th grade students for re-enactments that would meet curriculum requirements for Iowa History. Supporters of the school also intend to host seasonal events at the site and will welcome community groups to enjoy the space for smaller functions. Forest Grove School No. 5 was added to the National Register of Historic Places in October 2013. Forest Grove School Preservation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization."
To donate to the Forest Grove restoration project, visit Forest Grove School Preservation at www.forestgroveschool.com.