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First graders visit Fulton treasure for silver anniversary of Parade of Trees

First graders at Lanigan Elementary got into the Christmas spirit recently, and learned a little about Fulton history too, with a visit to the John Wells Pratt House Museum.

Tis the season - Pictured are students from Gina Salerno’s first grade class at Lanigan Elementary during a visit to the Pratt House. In front from left are: Tim Piano, Indiana Griffin, Jasmine Spurling and Donovan Collins. In back: Sarah Patrick, Arianna Dumas, Michael Buchanan, Consultant Jennifer Brooks, Marco Velasquez and Hannah Bell.
Pictured are students from Gina Salerno’s first grade class at Lanigan Elementary during a visit to the Pratt House. In front from left are: Tim Piano, Indiana Griffin, Jasmine Spurling and Donovan Collins. In back: Sarah Patrick, Arianna Dumas, Michael Buchanan, Consultant Jennifer Brooks, Marco Velasquez and Hannah Bell.

The museum had on display decorated Christmas trees as part of its 25th annual Parade of Trees.

This year’s event drew in a total of eleven themed trees decorated by local organizations, clubs, youth and children’s group.

Julie Galvin’s class from Lanigan Elementary decorated a tree with the theme ‘Sweet Christmas.’

All of the tree’s ornaments were made from candy; a marshmallow snowman, peppermint wreaths and candy cane sleds.

Gracia Thompson’s class at G. Ray Bodley also decorated a tree, with the theme ‘Home is where the heart is.’

A morning out - Students from Gina Salerno’s first grade class at Lanigan recently toured the Pratt House museum in Fulton. In front from left are: Robert Briggs, Andrew Mainville, Ethan Parkhurst, Chelsea Hitzschke and Orianna Romanwicz. In back: Hannah McCarty, Teacher Gina Salerno, Jacob Hotaling, Fenix Robinson and Lily Morrison.
A morning out – Students from Gina Salerno’s first grade class at Lanigan recently toured the Pratt House museum in Fulton. In front from left are: Robert Briggs, Andrew Mainville, Ethan Parkhurst, Chelsea Hitzschke and Orianna Romanwicz. In back: Hannah McCarty, Teacher Gina Salerno, Jacob Hotaling, Fenix Robinson and Lily Morrison.

Ornaments were made from foam hearts, and embellished with beads and sequins.

Students on the field trip were able to vote for their favorite tree in each of the three categories, adult, youth and children’s.

They also toured the Pratt House and learned about factories that used to call Fulton home, including Nestle’s and Hunter Arms.