THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION AT SUMTER COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THANKSGIVING CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL APPRECIATION DAY AT SUMTER COUNTY ELEMENTARY Again, all parking areas on the grounds of Sumter County Elementary School were filled as parents, volunteers, Mentors, School Board Members, Resource Officers, Central Office Staff and administrators enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Expected for the day of community fellowship were over 300 parents, 669 students and other city and county officials. Assistant Principal, Mrs. Lezley Anderson greeted guests in the school's Media Center. "We enjoy many public programs each year but this is the largest celebration celebrate. We have so many of you who give of your time and effort for Sumter County Elementary. We appreciate you. Truly, we are thankful for your goodness. As we enjoy our break and a time of food with family and friends, we will be thinking about you. Here at Sumter County Elementary, we are thankful for you," said Mrs. Anderson.
The program of the day was filled with student talent. Jasmine Harris, Kierston Harvey, Kachyn King, Nichlos Fross and Nallely read, "T'Was the Night of Thanksgiving." T'Was the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep. I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned, the dark meat and white, but I fought the temptation, with all of my might. Tossing and turning, with anticipation, the thought of a snack became infatuation. So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door, and gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore. I gobbled up turkey, buttered potatoes, pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes. I felt myself swelling, so plump and so round, 'til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground. I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky, with a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie. But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees, happy eating to all, pass the cranberries, please!! May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize and may your Thanksgiving dinner STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!"
Here, the 4th grade chorus shares an inspiring and spirited musical selection of song and dance. performs as the audience.