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Austin Hy-Vee Spring Time Party – Kid’s Night

Riverland Agricultural and Food Science Technology Club partnered with Austin Hy-Vee in hosting a Kid’s Night during Hy-Vee’s Spring Time Party. Springtime party is an annual week-long event at Hy-Vee and emphasizes spring cleaning of the store and hosting various events and fundraisers.

Also attending the event were the Austin Police, Austin Fire Department, and SEMA Equipment.

Kids get into the swing of bean bag competition during Kids Night at Hy-Vee. The police and fire departments also provided help to Riverland Agricultural and Food Science Technology Club partnered with Austin Hy-Vee.

Roughly 100 preschool – sixth grade students took part in activities. Children participated in a scavenger hunt, activity dice with dietitian Megan, planting with Riverland’s Ag group, tractors with SEMA John Deere, and games with the police and fire department. There was also cookie decorating and sampling throughout the store. Children turned in completed scavenger hunt items to be entered into a drawing to win a bike, the winner was announced live on Austin Hy-Vee’s Facebook page.

The Riverland Agricultural and Food Science Technology Club students helped children create their own take home garden plants. Children were asked to fill Styrofoam cups with soil, select their favorite garden seed, plant it into the soil, water it, and asked to place it in the sun when they went home. Ag Club member Pal Koak said, “This was a great experience to show how important agriculture is and teach little children how to be gardens and grow their own plants.”

Pal Koak works with children, showing them the finer points of planting, during the Kids Night at Hy-Vee, a partnership between The Riverland Agricultural and Food Science Technology Club. Photos provided

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