Alumni lead community petition to save LibbeyWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of concerned Libbey High School alumni and community members will present the Toledo Public Schools Board of Education with petitions to save the school building from demolition.
The petitions ask the board that Libbey High School building be maintained to benefit the community.
“We’re looking for positive things to come from the whole property, looking beyond the idea of just a community center,” said Susan Terrill, Libbey Alumni Association member and Libbey advocate.
Terrill said the South End needs a central community building as the YMCA and now Libbey have been closed.
The petitions will be presented to the board Dec. 21. More than 700 signatures have been collected, Terrill said.
In addition to presenting the board with petitions, Libbey alumni and community members will meet Dec. 27 to discuss ideas to stop demolition of the Libbey building. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway.
Libbey could face demolition as early as February.