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Cascade Elementary staff open 30 year old time capsule

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The students at Cascade Elementary got to go back in time,  by opening a 30 year old time capsule.

The Kennewick school was dedicated in October of 1982. The students, at the time, put some of their favorite things away in the wall.  The kindergartners today would be 36 years old.

Two teachers who work at cascade today were there from day one, including second grade teacher Jane Webb.  "I  was teaching first grade at the time, and we did just the one little quilt piece that we put in there. And I do not remember doing that," says Webb.

Inside the metal box, papers, drawings, a cassette tape, a type written letter and an empty cheetos wrapper.


The teachers and staff  are getting ready to move to the Fruitland building this summer while the school is getting renovated.  That's why they dug up the capsule.  The principal says, he plans on making a new time capsule for the new building.

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