SHERWOOD — Central Local students/staff will be among more than 1.5 million people participating in the 2019 Great Lakes Apple Crunch this week.

From 8:15-8:30 a.m. Friday, the junior high school will participate, with high school getting into the act from 9-9:10 a.m. Elementary students will participate throughout the day.

Students throughout the district will be making caramel apples and applesauce, as well as incorporating apples into their writing assignments.

They will be celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples. Last October, 1,564,367 students, teachers and good food supporters across the region crunched during the event. This year’s goal is 1.6 million crunchers.

The event is open to any site including K-12 schools, early care settings, hospitals, colleges/universities, business campuses, state agencies and other organizations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

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