HAGERSTOWN - Mary Jane Auxt started attending classes at Winter Street Elementary in 1926. She remembers carrying her lunch to school every day, because in those days Winter Street didn't have a cafeteria. When it snowed, Auxt's father carried her to school.
Eighty years later, Auxt returned to Winter Street for the dedication of a sign arranged for the school by a newly formed Winter Street alumni group. The sign honors Winter Street's 1892 founding.
Tuesday's dedication was Auxt's first time meeting with the alumni group, but she is glad to meet new friends.
"It's taking me back to the old days," she said.
The alumni started meeting about a year ago, and asked school officials how they could help, alumnus Terry Mose said.
A sign for the front entrance ranked at the top of the school's wish list, said Bill Knode, another alumnus. Western Enterprise Fire Co. No. 4, in Washington Square, funded the sign.