(Alexandria, MN) The Community Preschool at First Lutheran is holding a 40th Anniversary gathering on Sunday, May 19th and they are hoping former students and staff will come back to celebrate.   

The school was founded as the Martinson Nursery School in 1960 by Opal Martinson of Alexandria, who operated it out of her home on 10th Avenue East. In 1979, the entire program was moved to First Lutheran Church at 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria, with Martinson continuing its operation for one year before retiring. The name was changed to Community Nursery School and its capacity was eighty 3 and 4 year old students in four classes. The current name is now Community Preschool.

The current staff would like to invite all past and present preschool students and staff to an Open House. Rain or Shine we will meet at First Lutheran Church.

The May 19th event takes place from 2:00-4:00pm at First Lutheran Church, 822 Douglas, Alexandria.