Spanish Club travels to BeardstownWednesday, October 12, 2011 By Kassie Boyett
On September 16, 2011, the Astoria High School Spanish Club had an outing. They left at about 10:45, loaded onto a bus, and made their way to Beardstown. Once there, they enjoyed a meal from La Fiesta Grande. The Spanish club had to communicate with the waiters in Spanish. They then traveled to a Mexican Bakery on the square, where they serve doughnuts, cookies, and pastries of all sorts. A favorite amongst the students were sodas in old-fashioned glass bottles. Across from the bakery was the square, where the kids sat to enjoy their baked goods and chat with friends for a bit. From there, the Spanish club made their way to the Beardstown History Museum. They got some spare time to roam and look at whatever they wanted. Then they listened to an historian talk about the courtroom where Abraham Lincoln once won a famous murder trial, which just so happened to be the very same courtroom they were sitting in. When the speech was over, it was time to head back to the school. The kids boarded the buses and were back at the school by about 2:45.