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North Lake College Celebrates 25 Years by Opening Time Capsule

IRVING, Texas. Mar. 9, 2001 -North Lake College is commemorating twenty-five years of service to the community with a celebration and opening of the time capsule buried in front of the Administration (A) building. The original charter for the school was signed on April 3, 1976, but the capsule was buried on Charter Day in 1978, to be opened in 2001.

The celebration will take place in front of the school on Tuesday, April 3. The celebration starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 1:30. Free hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, balloons and college memorabilia will be given out. The front circle of the school will be blocked off to traffic for the celebration. The school is located at 5001 North MacArthur Blvd and has an entrance also on Walnut Hill.

The Irving High School Drum Line will perform and KISS 106.1 will have their mobile unit at the school, with radio personality Domino. Dr. David England will address the gathering and open the capsule.

The capsule started as a copper box and was water-proofed and leak-tested. Since regular air would deteriorate the contents, the air was forced out of the capsule through two pinholes in each end of it, and replaced with nitrogen. The capsule was coated with cold tar, surrounded with styrofoam blocks and placed in a 4 ft. by 3 ft. wooden box for burial.

"I was a student here when we buried the capsule," says President England, "but I don't remember what was put into it." Each DCCCD campus made a contribution to the box, as well as North Lake students and employees.

North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College District. All of the events are open to the public at no charge. For more information, call Public Information at 972-273-3004.