Grand Rapids —Lasagna, mac and cheese, fruit, fried chicken, carrots and broccoli, cheese, chips, dips, mashed potatoes and desserts — all contributed by parents — made for a fantastic first-grade Thanksgiving feast at Mulick Park Elementary School Tuesday.
First-grade teacher Cassie Greig’s students prepare for the special event by writing a paper on what they are thankful for and coloring Thanksgiving placemats with their names on them. Greig started the tradition seven years ago.
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