Entitled “Memories,” author Mavolia Sutton Phillips’ work contains facts and reminisces about Sager Brown during the time she spent there.
Phillps’ father sent her to the boarding school. “It really was a very good school,” she said. “I stayed there until I graduated. They let me live there when I went to public school after I graduated from eighth grade. Then I got married and I came back and I worked there for about 12 years, until it closed.”
She was office manager and bookkeeper at the time the school closed in 1979, she said.
Phillips said she was inspired by God to write the story of Sager Brown. “It helped kids all over the United States,” she said. “They came from all over the United States looking for a home as well as a place to get their education. It was one of the first Methodist schools that took kindergarten through eighth grade.”
Students were also given religion education, acted in plays and sang in choirs. “All good memories,” she said.
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