Van Wert School at the Goedde Celebrates Thanksgiving with a Feast

Posted On: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Guests help themselves to the Thanksgiving feast

Students at the new Van Wert School at the Goedde celebrated Thanksgiving early by preparing and enjoying a delicious homemade dinner. Family members, school officials from Van Wert, Lincolnview, and Crestview, and community members were invited to join the festivities on Tuesday, November 16 in the S.F. Goedde gymnasium. Students worked for several days preparing the meal while learning valuable life skills in the process.

A few eager staff and students arrived at school as early as 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday to ensure the dinner would be ready on time. Over 200 meals were served from a robust menu including turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, scalloped potatoes, mac and cheese, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, baked beans, and a variety of desserts. 

Rhonda Cunningham, Director of School at the Goedde, used the words of John F. Kennedy when presenting the idea of the feast to the students, “We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

Cunningham hopes that this Thanksgiving feast was the start of a new tradition at Van Wert School at the Goedde. “I feel that the Thanksgiving dinner is something that is so important to the success of this school; it’s an excellent way for students to take pride in something they’ve done that they can share with their family members.”

Students from School at the Goedde stand behind their Thanksgiving feast buffet Students stand behind their Thanksgiving feast drink and dessert stations Guests enjoy themselves at the Thanksgiving feast Guests help themselves to the Thanksgiving feast Guests help themselves to the Thanksgiving feast buffet Van Wert staff smile for a picture Guests enjoying themselves at the Thanksgiving feast Guests getting ready to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast Two guests getting ready to enjoy their Thanksgiving feast A woman helps herself to dessert at the School at the Goedde's Thanksgiving feast A student smiles next to Mr. Priest Tracy Collins and Greg Blackmore Tables full of people enjoying themselves at the School at the Goedde's Thanksgiving feast




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