Thanksgiving was quite the holiday at ELC Boston. Pilgrims and Natives Americans alike broke bread together making the day something for which both students and staff were grateful. With turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all the fixings on the menu, the majority of students happily enjoyed the traditional meal for the first time. It became abundantly clear which students had never experienced the massive amount of consumption that happens here as they were visibly shocked when they were later expected to choose from pumpkin, pecan or apple pie to top it all off. Few students had trouble accepting dessert once they caught sight of the whipped cream.
Everyone partook in the typical fun and games that accompany the holiday, including the drawing of hand turkeys as well as coming up with what everyone was most thankful for; some answers, “indoor plumbing”, for example, really made everyone laugh and others, “I’m thankful for my family and all the friends that supported me in my idea to come here,” definitely showed that students understood what Thanksgiving is all about. There was also the opportunity to participate in a rousing game of Thanksgiving Jeopardy as well as arts and crafts like constructing headdresses or Pilgrim hats complete with construction paper buckles.
All in all it was a highly successful Thanksgiving. Everyone left absolutely stuffed and ready for the long weekend. Everybody was thankful for the wonderful meal as well as the opportunity to share the holiday with the friends they have made here. Please see more pictures on ELC’s Facebook page.