Life says there is a season for everything, that given enough time most people, places and things will change, therefore I’m not easily moved these days. In fact, little surprises me, but when I read that Fredericktown Elementary School would be closing its doors, I admit I was saddened.
Aware that FES was facing a potential closing, I remained optimistic about its future, and for the most part because that very rumor was circulating back some 30-plus years ago when I was a student at FES.
Taking a trip down memory lane, I recall when J.B. Filiatreau took his store business out of the Burg, which ultimately led to the stores closing. The Burg never seemed the same after J.B. left.
Now, with the closing of the school, it would be easy to give in to the thought that the Burg, as it was once known, was fading further away and memories would soon be all one had to hold on to.
I know a lot of you fought hard and prayed hard to keep the school doors open and I feel the Board of Education did what they could, as well.
I offer no suggestions, simply some things to consider. If everyone would support Father Chris Allegra’s good faith efforts to bring and welcome Bluegrass Christian Academy to the Burg, it’s safe to believe the community would become a better place because of it, and for reasons we all know. “There is power in a community and church working together.”
Who knows, with the Burg being centrally located between Bardstown, Springfield, Manton, Mooresville, etc. and Bluegrass Christian Academy’s future plans to build, the Burg could become its permanent home, and if so, the closing could be viewed as a “blessing in disguise.”
Remember – Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers, for when one door closes, another door opens.