When the former Sandycreek students from the Franklin Class of 2022 gathered behind the elementary school Tuesday to unearth the capsule, the perfume incident was the talk of many students and parents. One of the first items found in the unearthed plastic container was the bottle of perfume intact still in the box. The owner, Halle Plowman, lifted it and sprayed it into the air in more than one direction so everyone could get a whiff of One Direction and remember the once-popular boy band.
Heller said she had almost forgotten about it, but was able to get the word out to the seniors that they were going to dig it up Tuesday if anyone wanted to come.
She arranged a presentation of the video slideshow shown during the kids' sixth-grade graduation. "No I didn't bring Kleenex, sorry," she told one parent. As the slideshow played, "ahs" and "awes" were common as well as several belly laughs as each kid's picture was shown over a music soundtrack.
Some of the items seemed to delight the seniors and some made them roll their eyes.
Heller also had the sixth-graders write letters and answered questions to their future selves.
Skylar Shields, who is the senior class president, read her prediction of who she will be when she is a senior. "I will still be as picky." Her mother Tammy shook her head, "well that’s true." Skylar retorted "well I’m not as picky."
Despite the disappointment of the ruined items, Heller was happy around 100 people attended the unearthing. "I’m shocked how many people came out," she said. And though many of the items were musty and hard to hold, the teens and their parents showed great care as they carried them to their cars to take home.