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History Comes Alive at Somers Intermediate School for Colonial Day

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers Intermediate School held its annual Colonial Day on Friday, March 3. In an effort to teach students what life was like in the 1600s, the kids played Colonial-era games, baked Johnnycakes, made candles and more. Students dressed in period costumes in order to make Colonial Day authentic.

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