Thursday, November 23, 2006

Heritage Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Feast 2006

A couple of weeks ago, our family hosted HPC's annual Thanksgiving Feast. It was a lot of fun. The festivities commenced with our delicious feast, which consisted of turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, apple pie, mint chocolate brownies, pumpkin pie, and lots of other good things.

Then, one of the fathers read us an excerpt from Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford (and very eloquently, I might add). After that the young men and boys played a game of football, while the rest of us watched and chatted. A little later, the men produced all sorts of projectile-launching devices, and the shooting commenced. They shot bows, guns, and potato cannons at targets.

Before it got dark, we ladies and the little ones went for a walk around our pond. The autumn leaves were lovely, and we had a nice time. When darkness fell, we did family worship around the bonfire that one of the men built. Our pastor read the Bible, and then we sang a hymn.

For supper, we roasted hot dogs over the fire. After which, the young folks danced the Virginia Reel and the Scottish Polka. Altogether, it was a wonderful day to be remembered. Here are some photos. I confess that I did not take as many as I should have, but I hope you'll enjoy these.

~Tricia Ann

Preparing the turkeys (we cooked 4 total!)

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