Best Buddies Gather for Thanksgiving

Club members and buddies gathered together after school on Monday, November 20th in the cafeteria to celebrate Thanksgiving with a scavenger hunt and feast. Buddy pairs were given clues to find their food items, which were hidden throughout the school. After a count down, teams sped through the halls on the first floor. Bags of food were hidden in the commons, on door knobs, and in the band room. Once found, the teams rushed back to the kitchen to prepare their food and get everything ready for the dinner. The kitchen was full of lively chatter and smiles as buddies and club members baked rolls, heated up gravy, sliced pie, and prepared mashed potatoes. Several adults helped out in the kitchen, Mr. Joest, Mrs. Eubank, and Victoria Woeste, among them. As the teams finished up their items in the kitchen and carried it out to serve, the table in the hallway became crowded with delicious dishes.

Before digging in, everyone gathered around in a circle to share the things they were grateful for, and many thanked the club for the connections and memories it fosters. When everyone had said their piece, an orderly line formed around the food table, and students shared jokes and smiles while waiting. A seating area had  been decorated with festive, fall-themed table runners and centerpieces, and students had taken time to cut out turkey shapes, color them in, and glue them onto paper bags. At last, everyone took a seat at the tables and started to dig into the food.

THANK YOU: Hu Koh shares what he is thankful for this year while other club members waited their turn to share. Friends, family, and the Best Buddies club came up often in the circle. “I like having Hawk as my buddy, it’s very special,” Hu said.



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