Surprise Seasonal Display at Mettawee Greets Students, Staff
When students and faculty arrived at the Mettawee Community School on Monday morning, September 14, not only was fall in the air, but a visual reminder of the upcoming season was in front of them. Corn stalks, pumpkins, hubbard and butternut squash, gourds and hay bales decorate the front of the school building, thanks to the efforts of school custodian Richard Cleveland of Pawlet, who brought the seasonal vegetation to the school on Sunday. “I just thought it would look good and it was fun to do,” said Cleveland.
The centerpiece of the arrangement is a 246-pound giant albino pumpkin that Cleveland borrowed from his father, Ed, who won second place with the pumpkin at this year’s Vermont State Fair in Rutland.
Mettawee Community School Principal Brooke DeBonis said, “I would like to thank Mr. Cleveland and his family for decorating our front entrance way with their fall decorations! It was wonderful to see the excitement in our students and families as they approached the school on Monday morning.”