Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Trout Lake Newswriters
Maxine Bulick, 395-2101
Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669
Sean McGroarty, 395-9394
The final late summer days of Trout Lake have finally passed and the crisp chill of autumn is here. Vegetable gardens are being put to bed for the winter, and it is time to take the bounty of late summer and bake it, juice it, or can it in an effort to keep the flavors of fall alive all winter long. Jack-o-lanterns are turning up on doorsteps and costume preparation has begun with great anticipation for Halloween. That means that the annual school Harvest Festival is just around the corner.
The Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Trout Lake Community Club, will be held at Trout Lake School on Oct. 31. The theme this year is "Creatures of the Night." Kicking off the events will be the much loved costume parade around the school at 1:10. Jump in and walk the halls with your elementary student, or come stand on the sidelines to cheer on the procession. The parade will end up in the multi-purpose room where the sixth graders have arranged fun activities for the elementary students. Story time will be first, starting at 1:20, followed by crafts, games and snacks.
In an attempt to move away from the typical sugar-loaded Halloween theme, the Harvest Festival will instead focus on seasonal goodies and offer the chance to press fresh apple cider, courtesy of Frank Imbrie's apple press. Other treats will include popcorn and pumpkin muffins. The students reveled in these tasty snacks last year, and no one seemed to question the dearth of candy. As the Farm to School Coordinator, I applaud the Community Club for switching the focus toward a healthier and more seasonal menu.
Preschool aged children and young siblings are welcome to attend along with parents, so dress up in your most creative costumes and join in celebrating the season.
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