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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

120817 preschool eventCHARLOTTE — St. Vincent de Paul Preschool celebrated Thanksgiving with a visit from a Native American parishioner, Peggy Gibbons, who taught the 3- and 4-year-old students about her Lumbee Tribe and their traditional dress.

She showed them her talking stick and drum.

Then she shared a story about how animals decided to be friends with the people, which included a short song she sang with the children repeatedly throughout the story.

The 3-year-old classes also invited their parents to join them for a Pie Picnic and a short performance of Thanksgiving songs. In addition, in thanksgiving for all of their blessings, all of the classes at the preschool collected food which was donated to Loaves and Fishes.
— Photos provided by Mary Helen Cushing

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