A hallway and mural dedication will take place at Resurrection Catholic School Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. The hallway will be named The Don Nicklaus Memorial Hallway.
On the same day, the school is holding an open house in observance of Catholic Schools Week which runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4.
Nicklaus attended St. Anthony of Padua School which was located in the Resurrection building until 1991, when three city schools consolidated and formed Resurrection Catholic School. He was a graduate of the class of 1961.
The dedication includes a skylight mural painted by Lancaster artist Steve Wilson who is part of the Red Raven Art Gallery. The hallway mural is part of the school’s 25th anniversary observations.
Wilson’s mural depicts Resurrection’s logo, a cross backed by sunrays and fronted by a Bible. The three schools that consolidated – St. Anthony, St. Joseph and Historic St. Mary – are represented with the year each school began. The oldest school was St. Joseph which opened in 1852.
Catholic Schools Week allows students and staff to send messages of appreciation to its supporters. Students will write letters to military members including the parents of some of them who are deployed. They also thank their bus drivers, custodians, food servers, secretaries and the city police and fire departments.
A special activity will feature discussions about vocations from Sister Geralyn Schmidt from the Harrisburg Diocese and Father Pang Tcheou from Mary Mother of the Church in Mount Joy.
The public is invited to visit Resurrection, especially on Feb. 1 for the open house. For information, call 717-392-3083.