Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Thanksgiving Part 2: The Indians (Well, Sort Of)

Little Indians: Nyssa (L) and Lauren C. (R). Posted by Picasa
"True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, and not to tell Him what we have done for Him." ~ George R. Hendrick
Immanuel school held a large Fall Festival to replace Halloween in 1991. Game booths, candied apples, cookies, balloon animals, crafts and face painting were some of the features. This first festival was held inside the gym of the "blue building"; in later years we moved outdoors to the football field and the event became a big Saturday family event. The events were expanded to include pony rides, small train ride, hay rides, chili cookoffs, and barbecue, in addition to the different class game booths.

Nyssa and her friend Lauren C. made their versions of an Indian headdress and had their faces painted to match both the theme and the outfits. The polka dot hair ribbons and the ladybugs add quite the touch, don't you think? Sometimes I miss those days; then again, sometimes I don't.

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