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Thanksgiving in the eyes of the young

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

— Thanksgiving is all about “having fun and doing stuff,” according to the 4- and 5-year-olds at Kids Academy in Pea Ridge.

What do they like to eat at Thanksgiving dinner? Chicken and ice cream.

When asked how to make a Thanksgiving turkey, the kids said they already made one, and pointed to the wall with colored turkey pictures.

How long should the turkey cook? Evan, 4, says 18 minutes, or it will be rotten. Chloe, age 5, loves pumpkin pie. Trevor, age 4, says Thanksgiving is about playing nicely, being friends and minding your manners. The whole class knew, however, the Indians taught pilgrims to fish and hunt, as they colored a picture of Squanto with a pilgrim. In the 3-year-old class, Squanto was a scarecrow, according to Hunter, 3. One little girl said her family gets together to eat sandwiches, turkey and burritos on Thanksgiving. When asked how to cook a turkey, the response was “Can you take my picture?” Garrett, 3, made sure everyone knew he does not like football games. THANKSGIVING

• 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 — First Baptist Church of Garfield will hold its Thanksgiving meal.

• 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 — Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church, U.S. Hwy. 62 between Avoca and Garfield, annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

• Noon, Saturday, Nov. 21 — The annual Thanksgiving luncheon for senior citizens sponsored by Beta Alpha Sorority will be at First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge.

• 6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 22 — Community Thanksgiving service, featuring speaker Edwin Brewer, sponsored by the Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance, in the worship center at First Baptist Church of Pea Ridge.

News, Pages 1 on 11/18/2009