Dear Holly Community Far & Wide,

We are collecting history, stories, and photos for the Holly Schoolhouse to put here on our website. Please send anything you have, short memories, long memories, condolences for the loss, photos from weddings, recipes, events and historic photos, anything at all, and we will load it onto our site where you can also donate to our fundraising efforts. You can find out how to send in your contributions below.

This will be a wonderful way for all of us to have access to the memories of that glorious building that was about to celebrate her 100th birthday before the tragic fire of April 13th, 2022.

Paige Stockley, Secretary
Holly Community Club

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  • The Howard Clark Baby Grand Piano

    The Howard Clark Baby Grand Piano

    The Schoolhouse baby grand piano, recently donated by the Howard Clark family in his memory, and tragically burned in the fire, is seen here played by Holly child Daisy Lerner at the Holly Christmas party of 2015.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt 2022

    Easter Egg Hunt 2022

    A successful Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday transpired despite the tragedy of the burning of the Schoolhouse, and our Children’s Activity Coordinator on the HCC Board Marin Metz, held the Easter Egg hunt at the Holly Community Club down by the cove.  The kids made ‘Thank you’ cards for the donors who gave extra funds for the children’s activity fund.  A good […]

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  • The Final Holly Christmas Party 12/21/21

    The Final Holly Christmas Party 12/21/21

    On December 12, 2021 the old Holly Schoolhouse hosted it’s last Christmas party and potluck. The year before for the first time in many years there was no Christmas party due to the pandemic,  but finally we were able to have an in person party and what a party it was. As usual Holly cooks presented […]

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  • Petersen & Hanson History

    Petersen & Hanson History

    Our Mother’s maiden name was Lauralee A. Petersen. Our uncles names were Louis Petersen and Gerald Petersen, and as I said earlier our Mother and Uncles we think, would have attended in the early 1930’s, as our Mother graduated from Issaquah H.S. in 1940. Our grandparents probably rented a cabin along the water, as I […]

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  • The Hanson Brother’s

    The Hanson Brother’s

    Just a short bit of history, that goes a ways back. Jerry Hanson and John Hanson’s grandparents lived in Holly around 1930 or so, with their three children. My grandfather worked in the logging industry, for a man named McHugh, logging the old growth timber up the hill to the South of Holly. The three […]

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  • Aaberg-Johnson Wedding & Memories

    Aaberg-Johnson Wedding & Memories

    I’m Arlen and Linda Johnson’s daughter, long-time members of the community who moved a few years ago. The news of the fire was devastating to us all. Holly, the community members, and the schoolhouse are special to all of us, but especially to Mom and Arlen. We had many weddings and family events at the […]

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Multiple cookbooks, recipes, and more from years of delicious feasts and community potlucks.

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