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Albion students harvest squash for food pantries

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Fourth-graders harvested squash this morning, filling two big bins at the Albion FFA Land Lab along Clarendon Road.

FFA students planted the squash last June and today it was picked from the field. It will be give to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, which will use some for its food pantry and also for holiday baskets. Some squash will also be shared with other food pantries in the community, said Andy Ebbs, the facilities manager for Community Action.

Jack Kinter holds a squash he picked from a field. Students didn’t mind a little mud.

Albion FFA students planted the squash last June and helped direct the students during today’s harvest. This trio of FFA students includes, from left: Rylie Lear, FFA President Vivian Rivers, and Alexis Bentley.

Brian Postle, right, joins his fourth grade classmates in today’s squash harvest.

Another student is happy to help with the harvest.

The FFA also grew gourds that will be shared with teachers for a fall festival celebration. Students also grew pumpkins that will be sold at Panek’s Pumpkin Patch with proceeds donated for breast cancer awareness and research.