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Smithfield students restore 1930s diner

Smithfield students restore 1930s diner

45 students will work together on restoration

Published : Thursday, 17 Sep 2009, 12:45 AM EDT

Smithfield, R.I. (WPRI) - High school students in one local district come together to restore a piece of history.

Students at Smithfield High School have decided to restore a 1930's diner as part of a new service project.

Officials from the American Diner Museum delivered the remnants of what once was Quincy's Midway Diner to school grounds on Wednesday to kick off the project.

45 students will work for two years to restore the property on campus.

Smithfield Teacher Jeff Macari says the project will involve many departments within the school. In addition to the restoration team students from the art, business, and consumer science departments will also play a role in the efforts.

School officials are working to secure grants and community donations to fund the project. An initial estimate shows the construction will cost at least 50,000 dollars.

Once completed the school plans to use the diner as a unique concession stand outside the football field.

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