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Friday, June 29, 2012

Magic Food Bus delivers books and healthy foods for children

The popular program delivering local vegetables and library books in Sedgwick will return in July. Every Friday from July 6-August 24, the Magic Food Bus will make five stops in Sedgwick to deliver library books and locally grown vegetables for children and adults. Sedgwick Elementary School librarian Margaret Bixby will be driving the Magic Food Bus again, but this year it will be a rented, maroon cargo van.   

Along with a variety of in-season vegetables, the Magic Food Bus will distribute recipes, general storage and preparation tips, and information on local farms. The vegetables are provided free of charge (donations are accepted, but not required). This year the Sargentville Public Library is supplying library books for adults in addition to the children's books provided by the Sedgwick Elementary School. This summer the Magic Food Bus will be closely tied to the new Ready by 21 Summer Math and Reading Challenge, with age appropriate math games and supplies for a fun summer reading program available at every stop. The Magic Food Bus is expanding.