Tropical storm Lee unleashed his wrath along the Eastern seaboard on September 7, 2011, eventually finding the quaint town of Owego and leaving destruction in his path.

The angry storm took out four of the eight buildings belonging to the Owego Apalachin School District including the Owego Elementary school, forcing the district to bus over 500 elementary kids to temporary facilities for more than four years.

On January of this year, all of those kids and faculty who were displaced for so many years were finally able to return home, to a permanent and brand new school.

Owego Apalachin School District has announced that they've locked down a date for their ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the new Owego Elementary School as well as the date for their community open house.

The ribbon cutting and dedication of the new Owego Elementary School will take place at the front entrance of the school at 10:30am on Tuesday, May 31st. There will be dignitaries on hand and the public is also invited to participate in this joyous event.

Owego Elementary also extends an open invitation to you and your family to visit their new school at 2 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego for an open house and tour on Saturday, June 4th from 10am-12pm.

[via OACSD]