You're an elementary school celebrating your 50th anniversary, you have such proud alumni as Beyonce, and what happens?
Ike knocks your damn sign out.
Parker Elementary in Westbury is a magnet school specializing in music, and it's long been known as a great school. (Even if other schools claim Beyonce as an alumna.)
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But without a sign, they're reduced to trying to drum up publicity any way they can.
Happy Birthday Parker!! Isn't it Nifty - Parker is 50!
SAVE THE DATE FOR PARKER ELEMENTARY'S FUNFEST 10626 ATWELL SATURDAY October 25, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Alumni Reception
Celebrate 50 years of Excellence in Academics and Music! All Alumni and current Parker families are invited to celebrate 50 years of Excellence on October 25, 2008, at Parker Elementary School.
From 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. there will be a special reception for Parker Alumni with entertainment; then Parker FunFest will be from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Take that, Ike.
-- Richard Connelly