A King’s-Edgehill Thanksgiving
We have so much to be thankful for. Each day we gather as a School community, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to be together after such a long separation after the onset of COVID-19. Now in the second month of school, we certainly are grateful for each other, every day. Last Wednesday, our boarding community gathered for the annual Headmaster’s Thanksgiving Dinner. While we couldn’t gather as our entire community of 300+, the kitchen staff created an amazing hot ham and turkey dinner for our boarding bubble, with delicious leftovers providing an extra special lunch for our entire community the following day.
Last week, as part of our Thanksgiving preparations, our attention was focused on our greater Windsor community in need. Although pandemic protocols have prevented us from volunteering at the local soup kitchen Harvest House this year, we were eager to help support their efforts to provide take-out turkey dinners for Thanksgiving. As such, sturdy paper plates, disposable utensils and napkins were requested, and our KES community response was tremendous. Grade 6 student Rowan Francis approached CKF Inc., a paper product manufacturer in Hantsport, NS, and was pleased to receive a large donation of Royal Chinet paper dinner plates. Great initiative, Rowan! In addition, many non-perishable donations of food were gathered to donate to the local Feed Nova Scotia Food Bank. Junior donations were dropped off in advisor classrooms while Senior donations were dropped off at Hensley Memorial Chapel, which was beautifully decorated with a harvest theme thanks to the efforts of Isabella Barker, Jessica Etou, Kelsea Griffiths, Maanvi and Tanvi Manchineni, Emily Mei, Laura Oulton, Mylah Simpkin and Sabine Wellard. The bags and crates of donations will make a meaningful difference for those in need. Thanks to everyone who contributed and to Mr. Lakes and his Grade 8 class for their help loading the vans and making deliveries.
Our community has demonstrated that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and finding ways to give to others.
KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.