Students Help Make Thanksgiving Meal

Wonderful smells had been filling the halls of Eagle Adventist Christian School in Eagle, Idaho, for two days as students and volunteers led by Debbie Messecar, our Home and School leader, prepared homemade rolls; pumpkin, chocolate and apple pies; cranberry sauce; vegetarian turkey and stuffing; and many other delicious foods for the annual Thanksgiving meal.

At noon on Tuesday, Nov. 22, about 200 people from the Eagle Adventist Church, community and school entered the gym where they were greeted with the aroma of home-style cooking and artistic Thanksgiving decorations that included pumpkins, corn stalks, and home-canned foods. Pictures and table decorations were made by the kindergarten and preschool classes. Gretta Gregg was in charge of the atmosphere for the occasion.

Each year we provide this meal as a means of getting together with parents and church members. This year we extended the invitation to the community at large and several people were blessed by the food.The leftovers enrich the meals of our senior citizens during the holiday season.

The students learn many things by helping with the meal and cleaning up. Then, as soon as the work is done, they go home for their Thanksgiving break.

Featured in: January 2006