For 43 years, the Forkland school was open, and for the past 43 years, that building has served as the Forkland Community Center.
This year also brings the 43rd annual Forkland Festival, which will take place from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 13 and free for preschoolers and younger.
Doris Purdom has been involved with the festival as long as it’s been taking place. She added that the school served parts of Boyle, Casey, Marion and Washington counties.