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By Ben Muir 

Elementary students celebrate 'Harvest Soup Day'


October 12, 2017

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Logan Tow used the smaller pair of scissors to harvest lettuce for the cafeteria salad bar.

Standing in front of nine fourth graders and a lettuce patch, Christina Sargent began her instructions: "They are tools, not toys," she said, signaling to a pair of garden scissors.

"May I please use the big, fat scissors?" asked one fourth grader, who took a black pair and began snipping lettuce from the elementary school garden in Petersburg.

It was close to noon on Wednesday, the middle of National School Lunch Week, and K-5th graders were about to participate in "Harvest Soup Day."

They had been growing beans, peas, potatoes, carrots and onions in the garden behind the school all yea...

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