LIVINGSTON, NJ — The calendar said Nov. 12, 2019, but the halls of Harrison Elementary School were filled with photos of life in the past as part of the school’s 90th birthday celebration. 

At a morning assembly, staff and students were treated to a "stroll through the decades," a slide show created by the specials teachers which highlighted famous toys, books, music, fashion and dance from 1929 when Harrison opened, until the present day. The assembly concluded with everyone joining in to sing "Happy Birthday Harrison." Click here to see the slide show.

A special luncheon was held in which former staff members were welcomed back with many smiles and open arms. The evening events included an art project, reader's theater, a special presentation for parents and a scavenger hunt throughout the school. Click here to see the parent presentation.

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The hunt was based on questions about important events during Harrison's "lifetime" and featured classroom doors specially created by teachers and students. It was a wonderful day that will now be another cherished memory of a beloved school.

Also turning 90 years old this month was “The West Essex Tribune,” a local business that was honored for its service during Monday’s township council meeting.

While former “Tribune” editor Michelle Bent, who now serves as the communications director for Livingston Public Schools, was busy taking photos for elementary school students who presented at Monday’s Livingston Board of Education meeting, the current editor and publisher as well as other former editors accepted a proclamation from the mayor and council on behalf of the publication.