Festival provides fun, education

Wood County Game
Protector Marty Baer as he talks to students about wildlife during the Fallfest.

Elmwood FFA assists at fall school event
On October 16 the Elmwood FFA helped to put on a Fall Festival for approximately 500 elementary students.

There were seven different stations in the Community Center gymnasium that students rotated around.
The stations included topics such as wildlife, soils, cider making, face painting, bird feeder
construction, butter making, and a magic show.
The elementary students enjoyed many of the hands-on exhibits including the apple cider making station
where students assisted in grinding up the apples and actually making the cider.
Presenters for these stations included: the Wayne Public Library, The Portage Gleaners, Game Protector
Marty Baer, Nicki Kale from Wood Soil and Water, the Elmwood Art Club, the Elmwood Magic Club, The
Elmwood FFA, the Elmwood FCCLA, the Elmwood Spanish Club, and The Elmwood National Honor Society.
In addition to the educational stations, each elementary student was able to take a hayride to the
Elmwood FFA pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkin to take home with them.

(from left) Isaac Shaffer and Kalen
Bloom as they allow an elementary student to grind up some apples in preparation of pressing cider
during the fallfest.