Okay, so the grand prize goes to Tamar, who was the first one to guess the picture was a close up of the Penny Harvest.
Every year, city kids round-up all the pennies they can find and bring them to school, where they are collected and delivered to the penny harvest field. Then, after being displayed, Con Ed, New Yorks utility company, comes in one night with giant industrial vacuums and sucks them all up. It’s pretty cool to see.
This year, more than 100,000,000 pennies were collected, amounting to over a million dollars to be donated to a variety of causes.
The coolest part, for me, was going there with my daughter and letting her find the little badge on the edge where her school name was listed. It really let her see how much each person matters.
Here are a few more pictures of the harvest field…and one of my daughter on New Years Eve (couldn’t resist)!
And, for those of you not in New York, you can also see the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in the background:
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