Students celebrate Mother’s Day with garden party

Second-graders at Seymour-Redding Elementary School celebrated Mother’s Day with a special garden party program Friday.

Students wore garden-themed hats they had made, sang songs and shared interesting facts and jokes they had learned about insects.

Mothers and grandmothers were invited and had the opportunity to share cookies and lemonade with their children and grandchildren.

Here’s what some of the students told Tribune reporter January Rutherford about why their moms are so special in honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday:

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Teresa Perez: “She takes care of us, and she’s nice to us.”

Jasper Schafstall: “She always helps me make cereal in the morning, and she helps me put my laundry away.”

Jacob Street: “When I’m sick, she takes care of me and brings me to the doctor. Last time, when a stone fell on my foot, my mom took care of me, and I had to lay in her room, and she put my foot up on a pillow and made me an ice pack.”

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Ansley Wilson: “She’s always there whenever I need her. Whenever I broke my arm, she was there to help me.”

Salisha Roberson: “She works a lot at Cummins, and she made up my name. She takes very good care of me.”

Erika Crouch: “She’s really nice and plays a lot of games with me.”

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.