A 25-year-old time capsule is finally in the hands of a former Dolan Middle School teacher after it took days to find and dig it up.
News 12 reported Wednesday that Mike Rinaldi’s seventh-grade class of 1997 reunited in hopes that their time capsule would be easily found. In June 1997, they predicted that June 8, 2022 would be the day of the excavations.
25 years ago, students filled it with letters, memories and objects to mark their history. After four hours of searching, the assembled class could not find the time capsule.
Rinaldi returned on Saturday and continued to work alone until the treasure was located.
“I really never lost faith that it would be here,” says Rinaldi. “I was a bit worried about continuing to dig in the wrong place, how long would it take, so I was glad I hit the corner around 10am this morning.”
Rinaldi will not open the time capsule yet. He plans to reunite with his former students and open it together in the near future.