BRISTOL - Children and their parents gathered at Imagine Nation to celebrate the Day of Thanks with a festive meal on Tuesday.
Scattered throughout the museum classrooms and studios were tables filled with slices of turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, corn and more. Over 150 people were expected and many brought desserts and side dishes to share.
“It’s a terrific event. It’s a good way to celebrate the feeling of giving and gratitude, do activities and celebrate with other parents,” said Lory Knowles, a mom who attended the event with her daughter Keeva Knowles.
Head teacher Kristie Brady’s class dressed up in hats they had decorated themselves to show off to their parents. The preschool students also helped to make all of the paper table covers and turkey centerpieces.
“It’s about bringing all families together to interact and the parents come to eat lunch and see what we do every day,” said Brady.
After eating, the children and guests could write down what they were thankful for on paper leaves to fill the Thankful Tree. The event did not focus on Thanksgiving and its history.