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Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School holds 5th annual Harvest Festival

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School is teaching their students to reap what they sow.

The United Way of Broome County and many other organizations partnered with the school to put on their 5th annual Harvest Festival.

It’s the culmination of months of tending to their school garden.

Produce that was planted in the garden last April became part of the night’s meal.

Community members of all ages gathered for mixed greens, vegetable lasagna, tomato soup and much more, celebrating the hard work of the students.

“It was just great to see all the community members get together, United Way staff, our partners, we had donations from CHOW and Binghamton Food Rescue, so it really is a collaborative effort to put on an event like this and it’s great to see everybody in the room,” says Kim Schwartz, United Way of Broome County Health initiatives manager.

To prepare for the next festival, a survey was put out to see what the students want to grow next year.

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