On Tuesday, February 27, FCCLA took a field trip into St. Louis to visit several well-known and interesting places around the city.
First, the group received a tour of the Peabody Opera House, getting the opportunity to go on stage, in dressing rooms, and backstage. Then the students went to Sauce on the Side, a restaurant famous for their calzones. Their last stop was the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory on The Hill. The group also received a tour of the factory, where they got to see how all the candy is made and got the chance to purchase some candy.
FCCLA sponsor Jamie Miller reflected, “I thought the field trip was amazing this year and have received many positive comments from students. The weather was perfect and the students were awesome-- they definitely represented New Haven well. My favorite part would have to be the Peabody Opera House-- the building was beautiful and I learned many interesting facts about the theater.”
Mrs. Miller continued, “I chose to eat at Sauce on the Side for several different reasons: I wanted a restaurant close to the Peabody, reasonably priced, and I wanted to give the students a new experience. I have heard great things about Sauce on the Side from several different people, and it had even been featured on the Food Network. I thought it was a great choice and the students seemed to really enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Overall, the day went smoothly and I couldn't have asked for a better group of students.”
Julia Unnerstall, a junior, thought, “My favorite part overall was going to Sauce on the Side and eating that delicious calzone!!”
Junior Olivia Williams commented, “The field trip was really enjoyable. The weather was beautiful and it was fun to walk around downtown St. Louis with my friends. The Peabody was very cool and interesting and the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory and Sauce on the Side were delicious.”
Mackenzie Bauer, senior, stated, “I really liked the Peabody Opera House and I thought the inside was beautiful. It was also really interesting that Miss Missouri had her reception there! At the end of the day, my favorite part was the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory! I spent all my money there and loved the free samples.”
It sounds like the group had fun and the students are looking forward to another field trip next year.