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Trinity Students, Guests Celebrate Thanksgiving

OSWEGO, NY – Trinity Catholic School hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

The students’ grandparents and special friends were the guests of honor at Oswego County’s only Catholic school.

Abigail Chamberlain gets some turkey.
Abigail Chamberlain gets some turkey.

The annual event is designed to honor the grandparents and other special friends who help the school and students throughout the year, according to David Friedlander, principal.

Dennis Jerome, the Oswego City School District’s food services manager, came prepared.

He presented a repast fit for a king. The banquet included mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, sweet potatoes and more at the start of the spread.

At the end of the line, he carved several turkeys and a couple of large hams.

Rachel Krul plops a few chicken nuggets onto her plate.
Rachel Krul plops a few chicken nuggets onto her plate.

Even the plates were special.

They were 100 percent biodegradable and made from sugar cane.

It was a lot of work, he said, adding, “I’ve had an awful lot of help.”

“The kids have just been great,” he said. “The staff here has been wonderful. Everything is going smoothly.”

Despite the sumptuous feast – ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, fruit salad (with mini marshmallows) and much more – there was one everyday food that stood out.

A tray full of chicken nuggets was also popular fare among the students.

Some of the younger students even shunned the hand-carved turkey and ham and opted for a pile of nuggets.

“This is our way of expressing our gratitude to the grandparents and all the others who are a big part of our family here at Trinity Catholic,” Friedlander said.