May Day Flowers
- Published: Friday, May 3, 2013
Some local first graders are helping celebrate May Day today. If you live in the Cutten area near Washington Elementary School you may have come home to a floral surprise. Holly Vanherpe, a 1st Grade Teacher at Washington said, "every year we take our first graders out and they practice the act of just giving. We drop off baskets of flowers to our neighbors."
Eighty-five 1st graders enjoyed the sunshine this morning, delivering 100’s of springtime flowers. All three 1st grade classes at Washington Elementary School filled the side walks near Cutten, placing each floral arrangement carefully on every near by the doorstep. VanHerpe added, "It’s really a celebration of spring. And in olden days it kind of was seen as the split of the year and the beginning of spring and celebration."
The lilies, tulips and daisies are their way of saying thank you. All the flowers were donated, and with the help of parents and staff the kids made all the baskets themselves.