Nov 172011

Students visit a historic church during the Fall Festival in Kalona.

The second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Seton Catholic School celebrated fall by attending the Fall Festival in Kalona Sept. 23.

Students learned a bit about the early history of Kalona. Two brothers from Minnesota heard of the rich farm land in Iowa and walked the distance to obtain land and settle there. Soon, another family with daughters moved to the area and the original settlers married and began families.

Today, visitors can see the church that was built by one of the original families as well as many other historic buildings. Students also observed corn shelling and the grinding of corn into meal, candle making, broom making, and more.  Students sampled many treats such as homemade apple butter.  It was a great learning experience!

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