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Washington Elementary School gym gets major restoration


January 10, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

UNDER THE direction of Linda Johanson, K-6 teacher of physical education and health at Washington Elementary School in Bessemer, fifth graders run as fast as they can Tuesday across a gym floor that recently was fully refurbished for the first time in the school's 100-year history.


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BESSEMER - The Washington Elementary School in Bessemer received a significant Christmas gift in the form of a full restoration of its gymnasium.

Superintendent Dave Wineburner said the work was completed in the past month with the help of a list of contributing companies and individuals.

"It was an old floor," he said of the gym and added regarding the school's century-old age, "It had never been sanded in 100 years."

Wineburner said members of the district's board of education and other officials began discussing the project in August and invited v...

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