|Last week was designated National School Lunch Week. The Herman-Norcross elementary students celebrated last Thursday.
This year's slogan was, "Choose School Lunch," and incorporated a patriotic theme.
Bunches of red, white and blue balloons swayed above the lunch tables while the students listened to patriotic music played by the "Four GuysTrio," who play together "just for the fun of it."
They entertained the students and staff with an array of patriotic songs. While playing their rendition of, "You're a Grand Old Flag," the first graders, recognizing the song, began to participate with actions they had learned that accompanies the song.
The group is made up of retirees, Curt Anderson-Barnes, electric bass guitar player, Dick Grenell on the piano, and Roger Strom on the trumpet.
They are friends who reside on Pomme de Terre Lake near Elbow Lake.
The "Four Guys Trio" were very well received by the students.
The program was coordinated by Catherine Anderson-Barnes from the University of Minnesota Extension Service Nutrition Education Program.
The students had chicken nuggets with dip for their main course last Thursday. An abbreviated poll was taken among the students and I learned that chicken nuggets, hotdogs, corndogs, and pizza are among their favorites.
Jeanne Sperr is the cook at the school. She is assisted by Kathi Busenga when serving breakfast and noon lunch.
National School Lunch Week was established in 1963 by a proclamation from President John F. Kennedy. It was designated to help raise awareness of and garner support for the role that school food service and nutrition programs play in the lives of America's children.
The American School Food Service Association and lunchrooms nationwide celebrated school meals last week. The ASFSA is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. The association and its members are dedicated to feeding children safe and nutritious meals.
Founded in 1946, ASFSA is devoted exclusively to protecting and enhancing children's health and well being through school meals and sound nutrition education.
CYC to hold OFall Fun' night
The Grant County Child and Youth Council is sponsoring "Fall Fun 511" at the Elbow Lake Community Building, Tuesday, October 24. The event is free and open to all children and families in Grant County.
Fall Fun 511 will feature a free supper from 5:30 to 6:00 and then all kinds of activities for kids from infant to 15, and their parents, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.
Activities include story time, music, and 30-minute mini-sessions on such topics as: Get Up and Get Moving; low cost activities for kids, teens and families; keeping safe on the web; and a performance by an improv theatre group, live actors performing a thoughtful message to share.
There will be free child care for the little ones, and nutritious snacks, as well as a community showcase display.
The Child and Youth Council requests that parents pre-register for the event with their children by calling 218-685-4587 , so they can better make plans.
If you pre-register by October 19, your name will be automatically entered for an early bird drawing.
Fall Fun 511 will be offering free transportation with Alpha Transit to the event from Ashby, Wendell, Kensington, Barrett, Norcross, Herman, and rural Elbow Lake.
Reservations should be received by October 18 in order that scheduling can be completed with Alpha Transit.
Don't miss this fun event for all. Let's celebrate Grant County and fall!