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Dedication of Crowder High School

November 14, 1956 - 7:00 P.M. DECATURVILLE, TENNESSEE



National Anthem, Audience

Declaration, Rev. B. S. Moore, Moderator, Tennessee District Association

Bless This House, Crowderettes

Scripture, Rev. R. Godfrey

Praise Ye The Father, Crowder High Chorus

School History, Mrs. Clara Harden, Social Science Teacher, Crowder High School


Dedicatory Address, Prof. G. W. Brooks, Burt High School, Clarksville, Tennessee

Selection, The Templeaires

Act of Presentation, H. D. Pevahouse, Secretary, Board of Education

Act of Dedication, Principal S. F. Dobhins
(The people uniting in response)

Leader: It is right and proper that buildings erected for community service should be formally and devoutly set apart for their special uses. For such a dedication we are now assembled. And as the dedication of this building is vain without the solemn consecration of those whose labors it represents, let us give ourselves anew to the service of God; our souls, that they may be renewed after the image of Christ; our bodies, that they may be fit temples for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; and our labors and business, that they may be according to God's Holy will.

Leader: In the name of our Holy Father, we dedicate this building to the ministry of education.

People: Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go; keep her; for she is life.

Leader: We dedicate this building to all who shall come here in pursuit of knowledge.

People: Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man who getteth understanding.

Leader: We dedicate this building to the loyal service of those whose training and devotion have prepared them to lead students toward worthwhile goals.

People: Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Leader: We dedicate this building to that service of administration upon whose ability and fruitfulness depends the wise conduct of its affairs.

People: With a deep sense of humility and warm and genuine affection, we, the people of Decatur County, respectfully dedicate this building to Prof. David Carroll Crowder, who has given his life for the good of mankind.

All: We dedicate ourselves anew to that' service of our fellowmen wherein can boat be performed our true service of God, in obedience to the spirit of the Master when he said. "Thou shall love thy God with all thy heart, and thy neighbor as thyself."

Prayer, Rev. C. H. Harden, Presiding Elder, Jackson-Paris District

Alma Mater

Presentation of Guests, Supt. Guy T. Kennedy - Decatur County Board of Education, Decatur County Quarterly Court, State Board of Education

Benediction, Rev. C. H. Harden




Dear old Crowder, You're the world to me.
Dear old Crowder, You will always be.
I'm always thniking of you, When the shadows around me creep,
I'm always praying for you, When I lay me down to sleep.
Dear old Crowder High, I'm in love with you!

Dear old Crowder High, We love thy white and blue.
Dear old Crowder, To you we'll all be true.
Many come far for knowledge from, North, South, East and West.
We come to thee for service, Because it is the best.
Dear old Crowder High, I~n in love with you!



Guy T. Kennedy, Superintendent of County Schools
S. F. Dobbins, Principal
Mrs. Pauline Phelps, Vocational Home Economics
H. H. Sanders, Vocational Agriculture and Biology
Mrs. Clara Harden, Social Science and Mathmatics
Mrs. Novella Tole, Music and Grades 4-6
Mrs. Geneva Menzies, Grades 1-3


Crowder High School vs. Savannah
8:00 P.M.


Images of original dedication program


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