As revealed within the Thursday, Dec. 7, 1972, difficulty of the Santa Ynez Valley Information:
THANKSGIVING FEAST AT SCHOOL: A bunch of kids from Jonata College was rather more educated concerning the preparations concerned within the large Thanksgiving Day dinners as a consequence of their very own expertise gained as members of Miss Joanne Martin’s second grade class.
For the second yr, Miss Martin has led her class by way of the preparation of a Thanksgiving feast on the Tuesday earlier than the massive day. The 25 college students within the class every requested one visitor — a mom, brother or sister, maybe a pal. They wrote the invites, arrange and ready for the meal and did the cooking.
Miss Martin defined that “it would not be a Thanksgiving feast if we did not ask somebody to come back.”
On the menu have been sliced ham, boiled potatoes and gravy, rolls and butter, pickles (one pupil famous as she labored to get the pickles out of the jar and onto a plate, “I did not know pickles have been so arduous to get out of a jar”) and olives, celery and carrots, punch and for dessert, strawberries in jello.
Held within the multipurpose room on the college, the boys within the class wore Pilgrim collars and the ladies, aprons, as the joy and starvation mounted. When it was over, they sped off to different courses, forsaking smiling moms and empty plates.
Aiding Miss Martin in overseeing the preparation was Mrs. Peter Grossi.
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