April 26, 2017

Letters to the editor: Kelloggs Catchy Cards


Have you ever wondered about the special things in Vermont from the 1700s to right now? Well now you can find out with a classroom business that you may have heard about. They are coming to your local Adams Farm Market.

They are Kellogg’s Catchy Cards—a kid-run business of third and fourth graders at Williston Central School. They have made greeting cards since 2011, and this year they are donating their profits to the Vermont Children’s Hospital. Last year, they donated nearly $600 to the Humane Society.

They will be at Adams Farm Market located on Mountain View Road this coming Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Last year, they researched China, and this year they studied Vermont history. They put a lot of time in their greeting cards. They did this topic because they read a book called “Vermont: The State with a Storybook Past.”

One of the really unusual details that they learned was about Benning Wentworth, one of New Hampshire’s governors. He was in a lot of debt, and he sold land in Vermont that wasn’t even his. He was a very greedy man!

The third and fourth graders of Kellogg’s Catchy Cards got help from Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Hennig. Mrs. Baker helped them with their paintings, and Mrs. Hennig helped them with their research. They want to thank these experts for helping them with this project.

So come down to your local Adams Farm Market, or order some online: tinyurl.com/kelloggscatchycards.

Jagger Lehouiller and Nick Poplawski, Kelloggs Catchy Cards board members



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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