Final kids day of the season held at Floyd County Museum

By James Grob,

Five third-graders celebrated graduation with some apple fritters Saturday morning, along with about 20 of their under-classmates.

Sebrina Willsher, Ashley Beatty, Ben Hammond, Ellie Popisil and Cooper Holms each received a certificate for having attended the Kids Day program at the Floyd County Museum for three years.

The museum hosts children’s days on the first Saturday of the month through the fall and winter. It is free for museum members and $2 for non-members. The museum has been hosting regular children’s days for more than 16 years now. Crafts, storytelling, scavenger hunts, games and snacks, among other things,  are usually on the agenda for kids in first through third grades.

Saturday the kids chopped apples and stirred batter for apple fritters, then attended class in the old-fashioned schoolroom at the museum and listened to instructor Jody Flint, a volunteer at the Floyd County Historical Museum.

Once class was over and graduation photos were taken, it was time to enjoy the deep-fried fritters, along with a cold glass of milk. The kids also made a leprechaun Saturday, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day later this month.

The next museum Kids Day will be in October.