Double dose of sharing ECTS memories

Published 3:01 am Monday, June 11, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Escambia County Training School alumni will once again have the opportunity to share the experiences they had as students through the second edition of the ECTS Memory Book.
The second edition of “Remember That Time” gives the opportunity for those not involved in the first book to share their memories of the time they spent at ECTS.
According to the author, Max Parker, a lot of people were excluded from the first edition of “Remember That Time.” He wanted to give those not included the chance to reminiscence about the past.
Because of the fast publication of the first edition, alumni that live outside of the city limits were not contacted for the book, Parker said.
Parker said that all the copies of the first edition of “Remember That Time” are sold but he still has people wanting one.
According to the author, the second addition will be an extension of the first one, however, more sections will be added, including, a more detailed history of ECTS, funny stories about things that happened to students at the school, a tribute to a teacher who had a positive influence on their lives written by alumni and through interviews, the ECTS experience of selected students will be told.
Participants can be students who attended or graduated from the school between 1926 and 1970. Those interested in participating in the memory book need to pick up an entry form and return it to Max Parker no later than Nov. 1.
Parker will request that certain organizations around the community pass out applications. Should the organizations accept, those interested in participating in the book can pick up the forms at, The Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, Liberty Baptist Church, Jones Street Church, Gaines Chapter Methodist Church, AOH Church of God in Christ, Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Baptist of Robinsonville, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Freemanville, the Atmore Public Library, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and the Atmore Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.
Photographs of ECTS events and people are needed with identifying information such as the name of the event, the names of the individuals pictured and the approximate date of the event. Photographs may also be sent to Max Parker.
Parker’s address is:
Max Parker, 5426 NW 48th Place, Gainesville, FL 32606.
Also, Parker would like to appoint a class representative from each of the classes.
Parker said that anybody who knows a representative from any class from 1950 through 1970 please call him for the addresses of the individuals who will collect this information. To reach Parker at The University of Florida call 352-392-1161.

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