Thanksgiving came early for students at Saint John Paul II Regional School and local community members.
Students from kindergarten through eighth grade welcomed senior citizens from the Flanders Senior Center and other community members to the cafeteria at Saint John Paul II for feast to celebrate this time of thanks.
The seventh and eighth graders led the room in a group prayer and then served plates of turkey with all the trimmings to hungry students and adults.
Some teachers walked around with pitchers of gravy and bowls of cranberry sauce offering them to delighted diners.
The Thanksgiving-themed cafeteria was decorated with turkeys and colorful fall leaves and many of the younger students were dressed up like pilgrims and Native Americans.
The Thanksgiving feast is a long-standing tradition at the Catholic elementary school (formerly St. Isidore’s school), said teacher Nancy Ryan.
RiverheadLOCAL photos by Julia-Anna Searson
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