Harvest Festival teaches Fairgrieve about produce


Instead of it taking a village to raise a child, Fairgrieve Elementary’s many students worked together to raise up their community in need.
 
The school’s recent Harvest Festival celebrated local produce and agricultural understanding with an abundance of activities, such as fruit- and vegetable-related games, visits with rabbits, educational challenges, apple cider tasting and a lap around the track with stops at various mock vegetable stands where produce was collected to be placed in a box from each classroom.
 
Those boxes were reserved for the food pantry at the Catholic Charities of Oswego County. Produce was purchased from local vendors, thanks to the generosity of students and staff members who collected money during a recent Morning Express program.
 
Principal Jean Sampsell said not only is the annual festival educational, but it’s also fun and something the entire school looks forward to each year. She said several families in need will benefit from the school’s donated food items.