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Community continues to rebuild following fire at Williams Stevens School

Community continues to rebuild following fire at Williams Stevens School
Community continues to rebuild following fire at Williams Stevens School
Posted at 6:08 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 14:22:55-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) - A fire that burned down a historic school in Quincy back in March, is still affecting the community.

The "Williams Stevens School" was built in the 1920's and was recently the home of a food pantry for the community.

The fire forcing is the people who run the pantry to find a new location to store the items. They are opening a temporary location at the corner of Florida Avenue and Cone Street with a lease granted to them by the county that will last for about a year.

Carolyn Ford worked at the school for almost 25 years and says she is hoping to use the new location to help them to get the program up and running.

Ford says the program has been in place in Gadsden County for over 15 years.

Officials are wanting to restore the old school to its former glory. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.