Albion FFA puts on Fall Fest for elementary students

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Zachary Baxter, a fourth-grader at Albion, paints a pumpkin during today’s Fall Festival at the elementary school. Panek’s Pumpkin Patch donated about 1,000 pumpkins, one for each student in the school.

ALBION – They painted pumpkins, drank apple cider and munched on cinnamon doughnuts.

They also made a scarecrow, learned about how a combine harvests corn and how a press turns apples into cider.

Mark Gibson, a member of the Albion High School FFA, works a cider press, squeezing apples as part of the cider-making process. Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Klips’ class watch the press in action.

Albion Elementary School students were treated today to the FFA’s first ever Fall Festival. FFA students managed the stations and taught the elementary students about food. The FFA has a corn maze set up, but students stayed away from that due to a morning rain and some mud.

Tomorrow is Day 2 of the festival and the corn maze may be open for elementary school students to explore.

Fourth-graders in Mr. Gardner’s class pose with a scarecrow they made today at the FFA’s Fall Festival.

With the corn maze off limits today, kindergarteners in Mrs. Brace’s class spent time coloring a fall theme.