All buildings will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. The division will be operating on summer hours (Monday-Thursday 7AM-5PM) beginning Tuesday May 30.

January Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Did you know that eating sweet potatoes is good for your health?  Sweet potatoes have lots of

  • Vitamin A, which makes your eyes strong,
  • Vitamin C, which helps your immune system fight to keep you from getting sick, and
  • Potassium, helps your heart and muscles work better.

Another fun fact about sweet potatoes is that George Washington Carver, a famous scientist commonly known for his experimentation with peanuts, came up with 118 different ways to use sweet potatoes.  Some of the products he made from sweet potatoes include glue for postage stamps, rope, and shoe polish.