St. Pius X elementary school gives thanks early

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By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Thanksgiving came early for a granger elementary school. St. Pius X Catholic School celebrated its Fifth-Annual Thanksgiving Feast Monday.

Invitations were extended to family members of all students, and some 900 people were served at the luncheon.

Jello-jigglers were among the over 1,000desserts donated by family members of the students.

But it wasn't just a feast for the kids. Parents were also asked to bring canned goods for Saint Vincent De Paul and an area homeless shelter.

"Acknowledgement and recognition that there are people out there less fortunate than they are, and our whole faith is service-based,” said the school’s principal, Elaine Holmes. “So this starts them in kindergarten. They become familiar with it at a very early age and it just continues on into their grades through middle school and then hopefully on into their life for them. That's the major point, to carry it into their life.”

Over 60 volunteers were on hand throughout the day for service and to help clean-up.

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