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Afton Preschool, located in the basement of Memorial Lutheran Church, will close at the end of the school year after 44 years in existence because of a decreasing student population.

After 44 years, Afton Preschool to close

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Afton Preschool has been a significant part of the Afton community since it opened in 1968.

"It's been a very community-minded school," said preschool director Cindy Mezler.

However, it will soon be the end of an era for the preschool, housed in the basement of Memorial Lutheran Church in Afton, when it closes at the end of the school year.

Mezler said she came to the decision to close the preschool because the student population isn't what it once was.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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