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PAGE A4 Wednesda)~ April 4, 2018 NEWS SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCA2 E Whale FROM PAGE A1 Jenkins said he's had a lot of help from the community getting the gardens to ground. The class was assisted in building the gardens by mem- bers of the Blue Ridge Kiwan- is Club of Charles Town. The vegetable and herb seedlings were donated by the Ranson Old Town Community Gar- dens and the soil used in the garden beds was donated by Lyle C. Tabb & Sons farm in Leetown. Mulch came from the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority. The project has been cited as part of an effort by the Ki- wanis to obtain a Youth Con- servation Education Grant for the school, according to Roger Ethier, a Kiwanis member. "The application was accom- panied by 16 letters of support from many local community organizations, which provide a snapshot of the deep commit- ments of our local communi- ty to this creative kid's educa- tional project," Ethier wrote in a recent summary of the gar- dening project. The students in the class came up with the shapes for the garden. The 12-foot smil- ing orca came thanks to a sug- gestion by Catherine Vesel- ovskiy, who developed an in- terest in studying marine life after doing reading about them for school projects. Last summer, Catherine vacationed in New Jersey at Cape May with her family, and they went whale and dol- phin-watching. They didn't see any whales, but they did spot some dolphins and loggerhead sea turtles, said Catherine's mother, Jennifer Veselovskiy. ROBERT SNYDER Catherine said she hopes to cas. I have never seen one in cause I've done many science see a whale someday, person before but I'm still fair projects on them," she 'Tve always have a fasci- hoping to see an orca in its said. nation with marine animals, natural habitat. "The orca garden is more first with dolphins and then "My class knows I'm real-than two and a half times larg- it expanded to whales and or- ly passionate about orcas be- er than the circle and diamond ! CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Fourth-grade teacher Jim Jenkins leads students in thinning out the crops and in one of the ' raised vegetable gardens on the front lawn at Jefferson Elementary School last week. Area farmer Lyle Tabb and , Blue Ridge Kiwanis member Roger Ethier help students in teacher Jim Jenkins' fourth-grade class fill a raised bed with- soil in February. North Jefferon students (from left) Catherin~ Veselovskiy, Marley Bennet, Catelynia Reece and Lomasi Capistran sprinkle water on a crop of budding vegetables in, the raised garden beds they helped build as part of the year- long outdoor growing project at the school. and all three are right out in to keep the frost out. front of the school, not far Jenkins said come wama- from a Monarch butterfly way er weather the students will station constructed last year. begin harvesting the gardens "They are pretty proud of and prepare a salad as part of what they have done," Jen- a luncheon. If there are left- kins said this week. over crops, they'll be offered After picking the shapes to the school's lunchroom, he for the three raised beds, the said. class then had to calculate Jenkins is also at work'on how big to make them. Work a second Monarch butterfly on the gardens started in Oc- way station, for which both tober. Throughout the winter, the school's PTO and the the gardens have been cov- Monarch Alliance have do- ered up by a permeable cloth nated funding. ,-- Speak Story Series presents Mo oko on Tuesday, April / 7:30 p.m./Reynolds Hall (109 N. King Street, Shepherdst0wn) Admission- $12 at the door Motoko's repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen stories, mime vignettes and personal tales from her childhood in Osaka and as an immigrant to the U.S."' NEED TO KNOW MORE? Learn how arts and culture contribute to the economic value of Jefferson County FRIDAY, APRIL 20 IS to 8 p.m, at Happy Retreat 600 Morclington A o, Charie Town If you are interested in attending the Open House, please email rotaryclubofcharlestown@g mail. co m KlCV Randy Hilton Happy Retreat Clissy Funkhouser C.TOWN Arts & Culture District OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. YOU'RE INVITED! IOItN$ON W ARTS & CULTURE DISTRICT K~Rt ES'fS~lI.W,t jey'let. o, co, Charober of Commerce St RING AI ()R SENIOR LIV t N (} . CNA)a . Medicali0n T hfii01an . R idIIr A.tstants . .0i tacy Servers ! ! DOORS OPEN NOON - BINGO BEGINS 2 PM $311 1'0 PLAY AI, I, IS0 GAMEII Total $5,550.00 40 Games @ $50.00 (100 Players Minimum) 8 Games @ $100.00 1 Game @ $250.00 Complimentary Meal included Game @ $500.00 in Martinsburg!! Hiring ttlons including: *Foeman ;in Utii *Laborer Site Deveio nt and a first medical @l(k), pa l off For more infotma Jon and to apply, go to t i I I