PUNXSUTAWNEY: School holds Elementary Ag Night
December 14, 2012 10:45 AM

PUNXSUTAWNEY -- The Punxsutawney High School's Ag Club sponsored Elementary Ag Night for all students in grades K-3 in the high school cafeteria on Tuesday.

The purpose of the night was to expose the kids to agriculture and the dairy industry.

It helped them learn the importance of milk and how they need it in their diet to keep it balanced. They also learned about what cows have to eat to produce milk and what products are made with milk.

"I think the night went really well," said Chad Stiteler, technology teacher and Ag Club adviser.

"The attendance was spectacular, and the kids seemed to have a lot of fun. A lot of kids are removed from agriculture and farming these days and this event helped them learn some of what goes into it."

Door prizes were awarded to both the students and the parents, with a student grand prize being an iPod touch.

Over 250 students and family members were in attendance at the event with six different stations that they could go to.

Each station lasted about 10 minutes.

"I think it was a great learning experience for the kids," said Sydney Dubensky, AmeriCorps member.

"They had a great time while they were learning, which is always beneficial."

After all the stations wrapped up, students and their family members were invited to the cafeteria for an ice cream social and to reflect on what they learned throughout the night.

Ag Club would like to give a special thanks to the following. Without their help this event would not have been possible: Punxsutawney Area School District, Galliker's Dairy, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Phyllis B's Wicked Stitches, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, PHS Ag Club, PASD cafeteria, PASD maintenance and custodial staff, Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps staff, PASD Tech Department and PASD Instructional Technology Department.

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