A time for harvesting

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Staff Writer Kate Wehlann

Fourth grader Brandon Roberts examines an ear of corn he picked to make sure it was one of the two he wanted to take home on Wednesday.

Some fourth grade girls work their way through the East Washington popcorn patch, selecting two ears of popping corn to take home.

Fourth grader Lillie Perry works her way through the school's popcorn patch on Wednesday to select two ears of popping corn to take home.

Second graders were invited to Stumler Farm to pick pumpkins.

Second graders were invited to Stumler Farm to pick pumpkins.

Second graders were invited to Stumler Farm to pick pumpkins.

East Washington Elementary students found themselves surrounded by the fruits of last spring's students' labor this week as they harvested two ears of popping corn each from the school popcorn patch. Students planted the corn last spring, along with pumpkins that didn't do so well this year, leaving them only able to harvest the corn this year.

That was all right, however, because Dean and Anita Stumler, of Stumler Farm, allowed second-grade students to go to their farm to choose a pumpkin free of charge.

"Typically, we are also picking pumpkins this time of year," said EWES Principal Stacy Richardson. "We have such a wonderful community supporting our kids!!"

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