39th AnnualSanborn Harvest Festival

It is shaping up to be a beautiful fall and the Harvest Festival celebrations are just around the corner.  We are in need of volunteers to lend some helping hands for this year's festivities.

This tradition is a school-wide endeavor that reaches out to the senior citizens of Andover. Last year, the Sanborn community, filled and delivered 250 gift bags to our senior citizens. To that end, many hands are needed to complete this senior outreach initiative. If you would like to lend a hand there are a lot of ways to help. 

Harvest Festival Volunteer sign up:

Each grade will be making an item for this gift bag as well as being asked to donate a food item to be included. The Girls Scouts & Student Council will be making tea bags and the Boys Scouts will be potting plants.  

This event is a wonderful opportunity for our children to see the impact of donating their time and talents to others. Each year, the seniors express their heartfelt gratitude to us for sharing our children’s time and hand-made treasures. 

Thank you in advance for your support, time and generosity. 

Anita Johnson & Kim Millien

Dates to watch for:

  • Gift Bags Packed:  Thurs., November 16,2017 by the 4th graders
  • Gift Bags Delivered:  Fri., November 17, 2017 by the 5th graders and chaperones
  • Musical Assembly:  Tues., November 21, 2017 (unfortunately due to space parents are not invited)

What is needed from you at home: Please make a donation of a food item.  There is a box inside the entrance of the school for students to place items. Talk at home about how their donation will be delivered to a senior citizen in our community to enjoy.


  • Kindergarten and 1st grade:  6 – 8 juice boxes, any flavor
  • 2nd and 3rd grade:  6 - 8 individual snack sized cheese and crackers or pretzels
  • 4th and 5th grade:  6 - 8 individual snack sized fruit or fruit cocktail (cups or cans with pull of tops)

Your support is greatly appreciated!