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By Dan Rudy 

Lots to be thankful for at elementary feast


November 30, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Dancers with the Kaats'litaan and Wolf Troupe groups perform for Evergreen Elementary's fourth annual Thanksgiving feast last Tuesday. Virginia Oliver explained Kaats'litaan is Tlingit for "Old Wrangell," or "Old Willow Town."

Hundreds of students, faculty members and special guests dined together at Evergreen Elementary School last week ahead of the holiday.

Held November 22, this year's Primary Thanksgiving Feast was the fourth annual. The celebration includes a real meal of turkey, potatoes, dressing and all the fixings. Dishes were prepared by parents and served up by volunteers.

Aimed at kindergarteners through second graders, the festive gathering is preceded by lessons on the Thanksgiving holiday, traditionally held to be the 1621 meal between Separatist settlers of Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts and...

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