“Farm Day is a long-standing tradition,” said Suellen Lopez, principal of Locust School. “It began at Hawthorne School and when Hawthorne closed, we brought the students here and we kept the tradition going. The whole day is rescheduled to have farm themed activities. Science, art, music – everything has a farm theme.

“Rebecca Hicky volunteered to incubate and hatch our chicks. Locust students were able to visit local farms and partake in other fun farm related activities throughout the day. This is definitely one of our favorite school days of the year.”

A Zoo to You set up a fenced-in barnyard in the school lobby with a duck, goats, sheep, a llama, and assorted farm creatures. A bus sat by the front door to take kids on a quick farm field trip. Storyteller Chris Fascione, on his sixth Farm Day visit to Locust, had stories ready to go in the Library/Media Center. He juggled to entertain the kids while more classes filtered into the library.

Fascione’s visit was sponsored by the Marengo American Legion Auxiliary who collected funds to defray Farm Day expenses for Locust



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