This delightful DVD features eight former students, all over the age of 80, who discuss their memories of the Historic 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse. The students are: Philo Reimersma, Jack Nagelkerk, Ron Buter, Elaine Veneklasen Van Zoeren, Genevieve DeJongh Huizenga, Marvin Leeuw, Ivan Leeuw and Allen Reimersma.
Several mention the "Giant Stride", a Maypole of sorts on the playground. "Playing ball before and after school was our passion", said one student. "Our team was called the 'New Groningen Hustlers' and we never lost a game". Another student remembers coming back from Christmas vacation one year in the 1930s to find outdoor toilets had been replaced with indoor ones!
Videographers: Peggy Alofs Becker and Chad Becker
Producers: Holland City Television Productions
Presented by the Zeeland Historical Society
DVD Release Date: 2013
Run Time: 35 minutes