PARISH – Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School hosted the 30th annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner at the school on Nov. 17.
The annual event is planned and organized by the APW Student Government and serves as one of the major social events for those in the surrounding community.
Many delay their “snowbird” migration until after the event and for some, the event is their “Thanksgiving dinner.”
The event is a huge undertaking with donations provided by staff, students, and a long list of community businesses and individuals who have contributed to the success of the event.
The room and tables were decorated with lots of artwork and decorations by students at the elementary school and in art classes at the junior/senior high school.
The menu featured the traditional fare including turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, squash, corn, rolls, spiced apple sauce and homemade desserts.
All serving is done by student volunteers from student government, national honor society and senior class members.
Volunteer kitchen help and APW food service staff prepare the plates for the students to deliver to the individual tables.
Along with dinner, there was entertainment by APW choral students and a flute ensemble.
The evening was hosted by guest emcees Nova Kowalski and Rachel Trumble who provided comedic relief between performances.
They also served as official door prize drawers for prizes that were donated by businesses and individuals from the community.