The River Celebration was held on the evening of May 1, 2001. The work sessions took place on April 17 and 27 from 8:10 11:05 am.
The activities that were held at the River Celebration included studying of the cultures and traditions of the groups of people that have settled here in Brainerd or by the Mississippi River.
The whole sixth grade focused on the Native American cultures.
There were also stories for the younger children, focusing on the Mississippi River cultures and about Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
Some students had done some Native American beading which had included necklaces and bracelets.
The ninth graders did a polka dance performance, and they had also worked on the Mississippi River by studying the different cultures and species.
There were a lot of games at the River Celebration, but everyone loved the game "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire" which mainly focused on the Mississippi River and the settlement that had lived here before us.
Food included the famous Bug Caf which had fried crickets and cricket pizza, chocolate covered ants and ant pizza. The Parent-
Community Association sold pizza, mud turtle shaped cookies, fruit, and pop. The additional food was Scandinavian lefse, a type of flat bread.
The new students that came to Mississippi Horizons for the first time really enjoyed this celebration with the emphasis on the cultures, food, and games.
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