Walnut Hill Heritage Festival Celebrates The Community’s History (With Photo Gallery)

October 16, 2022

Under beautiful blue skies with an 1880’s log schoolhouse as a backdrop, the Walnut Hill Heritage Festival on Saturday celebrated the community’s history.

The event sponsored by the Walnut Hill Ruritan Club featured historical displays, vendors, food, live entertainment, and over 30 vendors. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, their mounted posse and K-9 Sadie were on hand, and there were bounce houses and other activities for the kids.

The one-room log schoolhouse was built around 1880 at a cost of $40. It was flattened by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and rebuilt at its current home by the Walnut Hill Community Center on Highway 97.

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One Response to “Walnut Hill Heritage Festival Celebrates The Community’s History (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. Charlie on October 17th, 2022 8:46 pm

    $40 to build the school house way back then. $40 today might buy you about a half dozen two by fours.

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