LEWISBORO, N.Y. – An enticing aroma drifted through the hallways at Meadow Pond Elementary School last week, which could only mean one thing: It was the school’s annual Soup Day.
Students waited in line as volunteer parents and PTA members ladled servings of homegrown vegetable soup made from vegetables grown by the students on school grounds. The other elementary schools in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District participated in their own Soup Days as well, making it a district-wide celebration.
At Meadow Pond, teachers Keli Mazzoni, Jackie Kovatch, and Ann Mari Friscia, in conjunction with the PTA and school administration, helped the children with the development of their vegetable garden. From beans, corn, tomatoes and carrots to squash and beyond, students helped to plant and nourish the seeds. The students gathered the crops during Harvest Day, held a few days prior to Soup Day.