2009-11-25 / News from our Schools

Kingfield senior citizens enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at KES

By Laura Dunham Special to the Irregular

Sixteen members of the Kingfield Elementary School first grade entertain the Kingfield Senior Citizens on Thursday, Nov. 19 with their rendition of poems “Turkey Troubles” and “Run Turkey Run” following a turkey dinner in the gym with the children. Among those taking part in the program were (left to right) Madison Phelps, Myles McKenzie, Mia Jackson, Camryn Wahl and Hayden Luce, in the back showing the photos is first grade teacher Robin Chase. (Laura Dunham Photo) Sixteen members of the Kingfield Elementary School first grade entertain the Kingfield Senior Citizens on Thursday, Nov. 19 with their rendition of poems “Turkey Troubles” and “Run Turkey Run” following a turkey dinner in the gym with the children. Among those taking part in the program were (left to right) Madison Phelps, Myles McKenzie, Mia Jackson, Camryn Wahl and Hayden Luce, in the back showing the photos is first grade teacher Robin Chase. (Laura Dunham Photo) KINGFIELD — Much to the delight of 13 Kingfield Senior Citizens, they were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Kingfield Elementary School compliments of the local Parent Teachers Association.

The members voted to send fruit baskets to sick senior members Beulah Moore and Bessie Corson.

Following the dinner, the members of the first grade under the direction of their teacher, Robin Chase, entertained the seniors by singing and reciting the poems, “Turkey Troubles” and “Run Turkey Run.”

In one of the poems it read, “‘Tomorrow is Thanksgiving,’ with fear that turkey said, but Mama said not to worry ‘we’ll have ham instead.’”

In another poem, they said Thanksgiving Day comes, the farmer and his family eats peas, mashed potatoes and “grilled cheese sandwiches,” the turkey who has run and hid gives thanks. Thanksgiving Day goes and the farmer and family are picking out their Christmas tree and what do you think they saw,

Run Turkey Run!” and the first graders clapped with glee. It makes you wonder will they even want turkey for Thanksgiving.

Each of the senior citizens present was presented handcrafted Happy Thanksgiving cards by each of the first grade students.

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