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As you drive down Baltzer Meyer Pike, you may see school children dressed in costumes of the 1800s marching into Harrold School #8. It is not your imagination. It is part of a unit of study featuring history and literature about life in the 1800s implemented by the Hempfield Area School District

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During April and May, each of the twenty-three third-grade classes in the school district’s six elementary schools will spend a full-day at the schoolhouse. The district has retained retired Hempfield teacher Kathy Volrath to serve as schoolmarm. The students’ regular teachers accompany them to class.