Author Archives: Lisa Banner

Marienville Community Garden

 A Community Garden has been established in Marienville, Pennsylvania. The Community Garden is located near the library, on the eastern portion of where the Marienville Four Season Trail hub is located. The garden is a joint effort between Jenks Township and the East Forest School with donations from the PA Association of Realtors and the Bridge Builders Community Foundation. East Forest students and Jenks Township have volunteered their time to complete the initial installation of the community garden.

The future plan includes additional gardens and seating areas as well as a pavilion to be located above the garden area. Residents are welcome to request a garden plot to plant and harvest produce for their own use. Other communal garden areas will grow berries, fruits and vegetables for harvest by any resident. Work days will be established in the future.

If you want to reserve a plot, please call East Forest School 927-6688 or email darner@forestareaschools. Volunteers to maintain the communal areas or donations to improve the area are also welcome and information can be obtained at the same email and phone as above.


Forest Area 6th Graders Visit Gettysburg

The 6th grade students  at Forest Area have been studying the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War.  As part of the curriculum students visited Gettysburg.  The trip provides students with a first hand look at the battlefields of Gettysburg including Devil’s Den and Little Round Top.  They also visited the Diorama, the Cyclorama, and the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park.   Thank you to everyone who helps to make this trip a success every year.


East Forest Mini Relay Event

The Mini Relay for Life Club at East Forest High School recently held a relay event for the elementary students on the soccer field.  The children were separated into four groups that walked around the loop like you would do at an actual relay.  As they walked the older students taught them topics such as sun safety and exercise benefits which will help keep them healthy as they grow into adulthood.  A hydration table was available including a bead station.  As each lap was made a bead was issued.  Students were able to get lap sponsors for a monetary donation.  All proceeds from the day were given to the American Cancer Society’s Forest County Relay for Life.