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Gilmer County Celebrated Apple Crunch Day!

We’d like to thank Gilmer County Schools for inviting us to celebrate Georgia Crunch 4 Lunch day. Director Linda Waters has wonderful support from the community, especially from our nationally recognized apple orchards!

The first school we visited was Mountain View Elementary School. The manager is Valerie Jones, and the principal is Charles Walker. The students sampled a variety of apples and cider. The second school we visited was Ellijay Elementary School. The manager is Sandra McClure, and the principal is Lauree Pierce. Apples and cider were enjoyed by all. The last school was Clear Creek Middle School. The manager is Becky Patterson, and the principal is Nicole Pike. The middle schoolers particularly enjoyed the cider tasting.

R&A Orchard representatives Tammy Bennett and Jennifer Futch, Michelle Penland of Penland Apple Farm as well as BJ Reece reps Gracie Griggs and Emily Reece were on hand to answer student questions.

Farm Bureau reps Candra Frady, Adam Reece and Linda Evans were also present to help serve the students. Even Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs stopped by.

Send us your photos from Friday’s Apple Crunch Day at your schools!


Our Vision:
Be the authority and resource for Georgia school nutrition programs so that every child in school has healthy choices, every day.

Our Mission:
Provide leadership, training and technical assistance, and resources so that local program personnel may deliver quality meals and education that contribute to the nutritional well-being of Georgians and their performance at work and school.

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