The new Stony Point Ambulance Corps Building on South Liberty Drive opened recently, and at 6:39 p.m. Saturday, September 15, a time capsule was buried during the grand opening celebration.
Geri Thompson, Stony Point Ambulance Corps Historian, told the gathering of 40 that the piece of Stony Point history will be buried for 50 years. Dormant until 2062, a non-cryptic message from 2012 will be shared by those who witness the reopening. Some of the themes the time capsule will echo include the 45th U.S. Presidential Election Year with Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair, the XXX Olympiad in London, the untimely deaths of singers Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, and Robin Gibb, and the introduction of Apple’s IPAD 5.
Some of the entombed items are an octogenarian member’s original ambulance shirt, license plates from retired rigs, and various newspaper articles, to mention a few.
Children present will hopefully return to this site once again, with their children, as the time capsule will be reopened and they fondly recall a time when local history reflected a life long gone.
In other news, be on the lookout for the Stony Point Ambulance Corps’ Annual Haunted House, a fun, ghoulish time will be had by all.
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