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Demey’s mystery box: A 61-year-old time capsule reveals a school’s history

boxphoto10 15 14Press and Journal Photo by Dan Miller -- This rough-hewn copper box was discovered by a crew while demolishing Alice Demey Elementary School

 

A funny thing happened when officials opened up the cornerstone of the former Demey Elementary School in Middletown to retrieve a time capsule stored inside.

 

There was no time capsule.

 

A ceremony was planned for Dec. 14 to unveil the contents of the time capsule to the public. But officials in the Middletown Area School District first wanted a sneak peek inside, to make sure that there would be no “Geraldo Rivera moment,” according to Earl Bright IV, principal of Reid Elementary School.

 

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