There was plenty to be thankful for Tuesday at Columbus Elementary School, where kindergartners dressed in pilgrim and Native American Indian garb took part in a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
"This is just a joy to have," kindergarten teacher Marilyn Hande said. "All the parents come out to help."
Students filled three long tables in the school cafeteria where they dined on turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Kindergarten families bought the food at Glendale-based Billy's Deli.
"My favorite thing is the pumpkin pie," said Alexandra Ghasabyan, 6.
Dozens of parents, wielding cameras and camcorders, crowded around to partake. And the kindergartners kept them entertained with renditions of three Thanksgiving-themed songs — "It's November," "Turkey Dinner" and "We Give Thanks" — all sung to the tune of "Frère Jacques."
Costumes included vests fashioned from brown paper bags and decorated with different-colored shapes, pilgrim bonnets and top hats and Indian feather headbands.