Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Extreme Makeover: Sabine Pass

NOTE: I was going to post this yesterday, but decided to hold on to it for a little while.

No, I'm not making more changes to the template.

The Beaumont Enterprise - Extreme Makeover: Sabine Pass edition

SABINE PASS - At home, they lost clothes, mementoes and a place to lay their heads at night. When Hurricane Rita blew through five months ago, Sabine Pass students, the entire community really, lost something at school, too.

The school's theater had been home-base for a well-loved drama department and the site of Thanksgiving dinners, graduations and nearly any other large gathering in this small community at the southern tip of Jefferson County. By the end of the week, it will be a community hub again.

On Sunday, the cast and crew of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" descended on the school for 240 students in kindergarten through 12th grade to start a project to revamp the theater interior. The new look will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The rest of the story...

I went down there about a month after we got back from the evacuation to drop a few boxes of books off to the school that Pineland I.S.D.'s librarian (who's family) wanted to give to a school down here that needed 'em. I was just amazed when I saw how bad that little town was torn up, but five feet of storm surge can do that. The school, which is less than ten years old, seemed to be the only building in town that came out with relatively little damage.

Sabine Pass School website

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