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Picnic celebrates plentiful harvest

Freshly picked fruits and vegetables were on the menu at a special luncheon Friday afternoon at the Logan County Jail, a perfect pairing that was served up under sunny skies and warm temperatures to celebrate the fourth year of the jail’s garden project.

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ABOVE: Fresh vegetables and fruits grown in the Logan County Jail garden were included in dishes served Friday at the annual Jail Harvest Lunch that included coleslaw, pasta salad, green beans and potatoes, fruit salad and apple crisp. FRONT PAGE PHOTO:  Bexley Ruble, age 11 months, awaits a bite of apple crisp from his grandmother, Brenda Richardson, left, while being held Friday by Janet Lookabaugh during the Logan County Jail Harvest Lunch. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)

Current and retired employees of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office attended the annual Jail Harvest Lunch, along with other county and city officials, to dine on a variety of picnic foods that were prepared using produce from the garden.

Accompanying grilled hamburgers and brats were sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, grilled onions and other toppings, and the buffet of side dishes included potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad and green beans.

Dessert options even included a fruit salad of honeydew melon and cantaloupe and also apple crisp made from apples grown in the jail’s apple orchard.

“Almost everything you see on the table here was produced in our garden,” said Jail Administrator Lt. Greg Fitzpatrick, who has spearheaded the project over the last four years.

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