Troy Church Enjoys Homecoming

December 01, 2003 | Elaine Drury

Precious they linger at the Troy (Idaho) Church. Former students came from as far as Florida, Minnesota, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California for a country school homecoming on Sabbath, Sept. 13, organized by Eva Lou Christie Diebel, one of the first graduates attending all eight grades.

Big Meadow School, which opened in 1947, operated continuously for 14 years before consolidating with nearby Moscow, Idaho.

The homecoming included special appearances by former students. The day included a rousing song service, music vocals and instrumentals, mission stories and a delightful sermon. Vespers highlighted the joys of a country school including a history of the school spiced with laughable memories illustrating that graduating from Troy did not deter a successful life.

The Troy Church is now enlarged, with the former school rooms as Sabbath School rooms and the former sanctuary as a fellowship room. The friendly atmosphere through the years has endeared many to this “Church in the Wildwood.”