St. Mary’s School Celebrates Johnny Appleseed

Published 9:46 am Saturday, September 29, 2018

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On September 26, 1774, John Chapman was born in Massachusetts.  In his early twenties, Chapman began traveling across the country planting apple (and pear) trees and orchards, buying books, telling stories and then giving books away.

Gravesite of John Chapman, AKA Johhny Appleseed

Chapmen became known as Johnny Appleseed.  He would even travel many miles to bring trees back to health when he received word that they were ailing.

Appleseed became known as wise, caring and kind.

Mrs. Melinda King’s First Grade class at St. Mary Catholic School celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day.  They made hats and puppets.  They also made applesauce.  It was yummy!!