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Huth Road Elementary School: First Thanksgiving celebrated

by jmaloni

•Taken from the Dec. 5 Island Dispatch

Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:50 am

For 14 years, the first Thanksgiving has been celebrated at Huth Road Elementary School by students in Celeste Angelo's fifth grade, together with second-graders from Frances Burczynksi's class.

The tradition continued this year as together children wove placemats, made applesauce, churned butter, and had a feast of venison (chili, steak or jerky) plus fruits and vegetables typical of the season. Students dressed in costumes they had made, complete with turkey feathers for the "Indians" and Pilgrim hats for the settlers. Following the feast, contributed by parents, the "Indians" and "Pilgrims" played games, based upon actual games from Colonial times. They included Fox and Geese, Guarding the Fire, Counting the Corn, Spear the Stick and Spear the Turkey.


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