The community turned out to participate in the 25th Annual Trout Lake Day, held at Vandyke Elementary. This annual event, known as the BEST DAY EVER by the students and staff, is a extra special day of learning at the “School by the Lake.”
Vandyke Elementary is a special part of Greenway, with a long standing “Tradition of Excellence.” The Annual Trout Lake Day Celebration is just one
example staff and supportive community provides for the young students and future leaders. There were 118 family member volunteers, 28 presenters from school and the community, 9 volunteer fisherman, and 25 area sponsors, along with Trout Lake Fire Department, Members of the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, and retired teachers.
The various indoor and outdoor presentation were not only fun, but also had learning theme for the students from grades kindergarten through fourth grades.
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Third grader, Reagan Aker, was the official greeter for everyone that entered Vandyke Elementary School on Trout Lake Day.
Third grader, Dakota Jones, looks at the live bees in a glass container, prior to the talk and display on Bee Fun Facts.
Vandyke students, teachers, staff, volunteers, and parents gather together for a photo to start off the 25th Annual Trout Lake Day.
Grand Rapids area Conservation Officer Sarah Grell had confiscated furs from various animals on all the classroom tables. First grade teacher, Toni Sutherland, and some of her students look over the furs.
Third graders, Jada Thompton, and Paula Troumbly, look on as Greenway High School sophomore, Cody Kuck dissects a frog, assisted by Lilly Potter, both biology students volunteering during Trout Lake Day.
Sheriff's Search and Rescue member, Todd Lovedahl, take a boat load of students and parents along with a teacher for a boat ride on Trout Lake.
Second grader, Isaac Tammi, shows his mother, Mindy, a Native American game made from items found in the woods.
One of three Greenway High School Sophomores Biology Classes that participated in the Trout Lake Day Event had their photograph taken during a break.
State Licensed Food Handlers, Jerry Markovich, and Mark Turay, were volunteering their time barbecuing the hot dogs and overseeing the lunch being served to the students.
Marilyn Heitala, a school PARA, shows various bird nests, explains each one to the youngsters at the Bird Feeders presentation.