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Pasadena History: Jacobsville Elementary Garners Parent Support

In the 1930s Pasadena parents offered a great deal of support to area schools.

Here’s your weekly dose of Pasadena history thanks to The Pasadena Peninsula, by Isabel Shipley Cunningham.

In the 1930s, area families rallied around churches and schools. Pasadena parents were well-known for their loyalty to local schools.

"Churches and schools remained the centers of community life," Cunningham wrote. "Families looked forward to annual Sunday School picnics and events like Mt. Carmel's church suppers held on William L. Cook's wide beach.

"A church founded at Pasadena in 1934 as the J. Shelby George Memorial Church survives today, but it has been called Pasadena Assembly of God since 1938.

"Pasadena peninsula parents were noted for their support of their schools. When Virginia Moore taught at Jacobsville during the thirties and early forties, Jacobsville School won the P.T.A. banner for the best attendance in the county every month for eleven years, impressive evidence of parental loyalty."

Check back next Wednesday for more Pasadena history. For a complete listing of all Tidbits of History columns, please click here.

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