The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee provided meals to second-graders from Orvis Risner Elementary School who participated in the annual Oklahoma State Capitol Trees Decoration Nov. 29.
The event invited 26 selected classes from across the state to participate in several activities, including tree decorating, photos with Gov. Mary Fallin and State School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, a visit from Santa Claus, treats, storybook reading, musical entertainment, and the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree.
The OKFB WLC provided lunchables and other snacks for the second-grade class from Orvis Risner Elementary School in Edmond.
“It was greatly appreciated,” said Debra Deskin, the second-grade teacher at Orvis Risner Elementary School, when asked about the WLC’s donation. “It is a long day for a bunch of 7-year-olds to be out here at the Capitol, so we really appreciate their generosity.”
The class chose to decorate their tree using the theme “Down on the Farm.” Deskin said they used resources from Ag in the Classroom to make some of the farm-related ornaments, such as salt dough tractors and sheep made from show curtain rings and fuzzy yarn.
This donation is part of the WLC’s Our Food Link activities for the year, which seeks to connect consumers with the food Oklahoma farmers and ranchers grow and raise. The year-long program is used by county and state Farm Bureaus across the nation to reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture.