It was a Thanksgiving Storytime at the Springdale Public Library where children, parents, and seniors all gathered to make the holiday a special one.
To continue the Seniors Week celebrations organized by Life Unlimited for Older Adults, four of our local seniors were on hand to help out. Librarian Judy sat the children down and share with them the story of the first Thanksgiving in 1602.
They learned about the pilgrims who went in search of new land on the big ship called the Mayflower. When finding the new land, they made friends with the Indians and to celebrate this friendship, the hard work they had done in growing their crop and hunting wild life, they all came together to thank God for all that he had given them and held a big Thanksgiving feast.
After the story, an action song called “Mr Turkey” was sung in which even the seniors got to participate which was followed by everyone saying what they were mthankful for. The seniors helped the children with their craft, making Thanksgiving napkin rings for them to use on their Thanksgiving table.
The highlight of the day was when the seniors got to imagine they were pilgrims by wearing pilgrim hats and the children imagined they were the Indians and wore Indian headbands.
Thanksgiving Grace was said and the pilgrims and the Indians got to sit down to enjoy a Thanksgiving Turkey feast which was prepared by Librarian Judy Hamilton like was done so many years ago.