This Tuesday's story is about the photos above! One the left is a photo of the mayor of Mattoon and a student in last year's Farm-2-Table class. Members of the community were invited to be a "friend" with a class to make "Friendship Apple Butter" (aka Crock Pot Apple Butter). Mayor Gover was one of the first to accept the invitation. The young lady is Trinity Cornell. Together, Mayor Gover and Trinity cored, sliced and added ingredients to make their apple butter.
And. . . the rest of the story. . . Mayor Gover attended all three Farm-2-Table Graduation ceremonies at Williams and Riddle Elementary Schools last year. With a handshake and congratulations, Mayor Gover handed each child their Certificate of Completion! Though Mayor Gover was unable to attend this year's Friendship Apple Butter class due to an injury, he sent Mr. Kyle Gill, City Administrator, to represent the City's support! The photo on the right is Mr. Gill and Emerson working together to core an apple. Equipping at it's best!
One final note. . . Trinity is now a second grader and participates in the School-2-Farm program.