Every year Edgewood Elementary holds a Thanksgiving Assembly to celebrate the upcoming holiday. This year, like every year before, the student body gathered together as a show of school spirit and community. Children in the first, fourth and fifth grades sang early American songs.
Leading up to the assembly, the PTA collected donated food items in boxes outside of classroom doors. Think: mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, stuffing. Many were overspilling with donations. And in all, there were 22 boxes filled with food for people in need. A representative from the Salvation Army came to take boxes, thanking the school for its generous donations.
Each child that donated a food item received a paper feather to write what they are thankful for this year. The feather was then posted on a giant turkey outside of the main office.