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Humbolt kindergartners take a fall field trip to the John Day Community Garden.
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Published on October 31, 2017 4:29PM

Last changed on November 1, 2017 9:26AM

Humbolt Elementary School kindergartners Trig Hutchison, front, and Javier Barajas chase through a maze Thursday during a field trip to the John Day Community Garden.

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Humbolt Elementary School kindergartners Trig Hutchison, front, and Javier Barajas chase through a maze Thursday during a field trip to the John Day Community Garden.

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Ike Fansler and other children enjoy the straw bale maze at the John Day Community Garden.

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Ike Fansler and other children enjoy the straw bale maze at the John Day Community Garden.

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Freidrick Maurer, 1, chooses a pumpkin, just his size.

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Freidrick Maurer, 1, chooses a pumpkin, just his size.

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Logan Anderson, 4, finds the perfect pumpkin at the John Day Community Garden.

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Logan Anderson, 4, finds the perfect pumpkin at the John Day Community Garden.

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Kaitlyn Charette joins in the fall fun Thursday at the John Day Community Garden.

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Kaitlyn Charette joins in the fall fun Thursday at the John Day Community Garden.

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Children and parents follow paths, back and forth, in a straw bale maze set up by the Grant Union FFA.

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Children and parents follow paths, back and forth, in a straw bale maze set up by the Grant Union FFA.

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Drayden Dobell picked one of the many pumpkins grown by community gardeners for the children.

“I got a big one,” he said.

He and the other students enjoyed tracking through a straw bale maze set up by Grant Union High School FFA.

“I like it,” Dobell said. “You can hide in the maze and run around.”

Briar Burril said playing hide and seek in the maze was fun.

Thomas Shaw also enjoyed the maze, and said he found a spider — not a real one.

Kindergarten teacher Becky Rhinehart said a parent decorated the maze that morning. The embellishments included friendly looking spiders, pumpkins and a mummy.

Rhinehart and Adriane Ineck’s classes, as well as a few younger children, joined in the fall fun.

This is their third year visiting the pumpkin patch and the second year they’ve had the maze, Rhinehart said.

“It’s an opportunity for them to get out and be kids,” she said. “They get to pick out their own pumpkin and they also have apple cider and popcorn.”











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