Apple bobbing is highlight of Letort Harvest Party

It was a wet, wild time at Letort Elementary School last week as students bobbed for apples as part of the school’s Harvest Party, which had a Colonial American theme this year.

Fifth-graders took turns trying to capture the elusive floating fruit as other students and parents looked on. Bobbing for apples is a decades-old tradition at Letort.

The Harvest Party also included a reading activity and a corn relay race. Students were divided into teams, and each child got an ear of dried corn. Students had to run across the playground to a bin, shell the corn until the cob was bare, then run back to the starting point.

Following the activities, parents, students and teachers enjoyed a smorgasbord of foods provided by parents.