Rockway PS celebrates 25 years of holiday turkey lunch

The turkey tradition that started in 1990, continued at Rockway Public School last week.

Year after year, Rockway PS School Council, students, staff, and special guests have sat together as a school family for a yummy home cooked meal. The event has had such an impact guests, that many Rockway PS alumni still talk about this experience years after, and have even come back to the school to help out.

The delicious meal was, and continues to be, organized and served by parent volunteers, with staff donating their time to help cook all the fixings. It is a team effort to peel, chop, cook and clean-up for approximately 200 hungry tummies. Without the committed group of volunteers, helpers, and extended school community, this longstanding tradition wouldn’t be possible.

Everyone enjoyed roasted turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and raw veggies, topped off with vanilla ice cream and a candy cane for dessert.

The school’s students even got involved by filling the gymnasium with silver artwork to commemorate the silver anniversary of the event.

All of the hard work and dedication continues to be worth all of the full bellies, grateful smiles and everlasting memories. We wish to thank everyone for their ongoing support and commitment, and for making sure that this special tradition continues year after year. Happy Holidays!

 

The gym nicely decorated with student art!

This gymnasium will soon be filled to students, staff and guests sitting down for an amazing meal, together!

 

Some great examples of student art using the silver theme.

Some great examples of student art using the silver theme.

 

The whole school sitting down to enjoy the yummy turkey feast.

The whole school sitting down to enjoy the yummy turkey feast.