Lincoln teacher, students recognized


October 17, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Fifth-grader Alexis Lee, center, holds a plaque from CITF/PRIDE. Accompanying her are, from left, Donna Houser, Barbara Anderson, Mary Ann Regehr, Lissa Manbeck and Heather Curry. SUBMITTED PHOTO

A sweet potato project spearheaded by Lincoln Elementary School fourth-graders and instructor Mary Ann Regehr was recognized by the Iola Community Involvement Task Force/PRIDE Committee.

Members of CITF PRIDE presented the award to Regehr and students — now in fifth grade — during a special ceremony at Lincoln Monday.

The project stemmed from CITF/PRIDE’s decision to add flower pots around the square in downtown Iola a few years back. The venture drew Regehr’s attention, who asked if she and her students could have the sweet potatoes and tubercles in the fall of 2018 to plant in the Lincoln greenhouse over the winter, utilizing a gardener’s grant to help maintain the vines.

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