Valdosta -Some South Georgia students are saluting their favorite story book character.
Second graders at Parker Mathis Elementary in Valdosta celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday Friday. They've been learning about the character's life all week.
Friday they dressed up in farm attire and held a parade in his honor. "All of second grade dressed up with jeans and overalls and we're going to wear a metal pot on our head because those are the types of clothes that Johnny Appleseed wore," said Karla Bennett, Teacher.
Students also took part in an apple tasting contest.