Sharing our blessings this Thanksgiving
WINSTON-SALEM —Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings, and students at Our Lady of Mercy School in Winston-Salem also wanted to share those blessings.
Each grade recently collected a basket of ingredients to make a Thanksgiving dinner for a family in need. Each student also donated $1 so they could include a $20 grocery gift card to go along with each basket for the family to buy perishables for the meal. A total of 11 baskets were filled, then blessed by Friar Bill Robinson, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish (pictured below). The baskets were distributed to the families on Nov. 21.
Many of the classes then celebrated with their own Thanksgiving feasts at school (pictured above). Kindergarten classes were finishing a unit on Native Americans and after taking a field trip to the Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology the previous week, they decorated vests, masks and headdresses. They wore these for their Thanksgiving feast of turkey, corn, sunflower seeds, squash and other foods the Native Americans and pilgrims shared at the first Thanksgiving.
— photos courtesy of Lara Davenport
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