By Betty Gandee
With spring in full swing, it is time to think about gardening and fresh fruits and veggies. H.E. White students got to experience a pop-up farmers market brought to them by the WVU Extension Agency and Rena Hubbard.
This activity was used to teach the students about the importance of fruits and vegetable in their diets and how to grow and raise produce.
Each child had the opportunity to ask questions, taste, and receive lessons on different aspects of gardening. They each went home with a bag full of yummy treats including carrots, spinach, kale, bananas, apples, celery and squash. Students were proud to show off their goodies and take them home for their families to enjoy.
Just in time for things to bloom, preparation for the 50th Annual Ramp dinner is well underway at the school as well. This huge event will take place on Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event has grown every year and it takes a lot of work to run smoothly. If you can help out in any way, wither it be digging/cleaning ramps, donating items needed, or baking a desert or two, everyone’s help is very much appreciated. Without the help of the community, let’s make this one of the best dinners in years past. If you are willing to help out contact the school at 304-548-7101.
There will also be a food handlers’ class at H.E. White on Monday, April 8, at 9 a.m. in the school gym. Prices for class will be $10 for county and $20 for state of WV cards.