LINK TO PICTURES OF OUR WONDERFUL
WITH THE KIDS
don't leave this page without looking at some of the feedback from our
guests for the day (below)!
- “Best field trip
ever!” “MMOGTA rocks!” “I LOVE my shingle and my candle and
EVERYTHING!” “I thought I floated in heaven when I ate the food!” Those
are just a few of the comments written in Thank You notes we received
from the 572 fourth grade students who attended our 9th Annual Rural
Living Education Day program on September 25, 2015. Students
participated from Chesaning, Merrill, Millington, Owosso, and St.
Charles Public Schools; Good Shepherd Lutheran School of Midland and
Owosso St. Paul Catholic School.
- At Rural Living
Education Day, the students learned about the machinery, skills, and
processes that provided families with food, clothing and shelter in the
early 1900’s. Students experienced a broad variety of activities at 23
different stations. Some of the activities included watching grain
being threshed and shelled and then ground into flour or meal. They saw
different stages of lumber production, including a saw mill, veneer
mill, and shingle mill. They also had the opportunity to make their own
candle, drive an antique tractor, and watch a sheep being sheared.
- This program is put
on at no cost to the schools or students and includes a free lunch
served to all involved.
It is through the
generous donations of time, money, food, school supplies, and other
needed material by our MMOGTA members, local businesses, and
individuals that we are able to keep this program free to the schools.
We want to thank the following for their continued support and
BNM Trailer, Elsie
Coffield Oil Company, Bancroft
Family Tavern, Oakley
Frank’s Supermarket, Chesaning
Gordon Veale, Milk Hauler, Owosso
Green Meadow Farms, Elsie
Greenstone Farm Credit, Corunna
Home Specialist Builders, Rod Lab -
Lloyd Miller & Sons, Corunna
M-13 Storage, New Lothrop
McKenzie Agency, St. Johns
Michigan Milk Producers, Ovid
Owosso Tractor Parts, Owosso
R. F. Engines, Morrice
S & K Farm and Yard, Owosso
Saginaw Castle Museum, Saginaw
Saginaw County Farm Bureau, Saginaw
Sheridan Auctions, Owosso
Slingerland Chrysler Dodge, Corunna
Speedy Print, Owosso
Spencer Construction, Owosso
Steiner Tractor Parts, Lennon
Sweet Stop Bakery, Chesaning
Tim’s Trophies, Montrose
Tuma Farm Bureau Agency, Corunna
- We want to also thank the FFA students of Chesaning
and New Lothrop High Schools who served as guides for the students and
assisted in other areas as needed. Last, but not least, a big thank you
to our MMOGTA members and their families, friends, and neighbors who
volunteer their time to help with this program.
- THIS PROGRAM WOULD NOT BE THE SUCCESS IT
IS WITHOUT THE CONTINUED SUPPORT WE RECEIVE FROM ALL OF YOU!
- As co-chairs of the program, we look forward to
working with all of you in the future!
- Bill and Delores Koski
- (989) 723-4909
is some of the great feedback we received from the kids