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Georgetown Residents Fight For Future Of Richard Allen School

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - A group of Georgetown residents are up in arms over the future of a historic elementary school.

The Richard Allen School, first reportedly built in the late 1800's, is set to become a new Boys and Girls club for the area. Officials say they plan on only expanding the building, and will work with the locals on keeping the school's history, but some do not want the building to be touched.

"I've seen many children that went through Richard Allen School and they're spread all over the country now and we have lawyers and educators and doctors," says Eunice Richardson, a Georgetown resident.

"That's a big part of our black history, that little school right there," says Harry Crapper, a Georgetown resident.

The group has held a number of meetings at the Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown, and plan to hold future meetings as well. For more information, call Jane Hovington at 302-258-7182.

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