Oak Forest Elementary meets wrecking ball

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Vidorian staff photo/Randall Luker

The Harvey flood damaged Oak Forest Elementary School on Highway 12 is being torn down to make room for a new, slightly larger school to built in the same spot starting sometime next year. The fifty-two year-old school building served the educational needs of the school district well until two feet of foul floodwaters inundated the building.

While there is actually no wrecking ball being used to tear down the Harvey Flood damaged building, the excavator being used to demolish the Oak Forest Elementary School, while impressive, does not bring to mind the same imagery for our readers. A huge excavator has been working back and forth along the front and west side of the school building, tearing into roof, the ceiling and walls, sort of biting away along the front of the school building.

The fifty-two year old school building is being demolished to make way for a new Oak Forest Elementary School, whose final design is still in the works. C & C Works, Inc. of Orange promised they would start demolition on July 1st and on Monday the machinery, dumpsters and torches all moved in to begin the demolition.



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