Residents of Townsend also welcome to attend ceremony.

Hundreds of people are expected to join the re-opening ceremony of Townsend's beloved elementary school.

The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m.

The 82-year-old school closed down for major renovations in 2012.

Those attending will have a chance to see the new classrooms, library, cafeteria, handicap-accessible entrance, parent reception area and other renovated school areas.

To learn more about the re-opening ceremony, visit the Townsend Elementary School website.

Read more about the re-opening of Townsend Elementary later this week on our website or newspaper issue.