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More than 250 people sat down in the gym at North Queens Community School in Caledonia to enjoy a turkey dinner Dec. 19.
More than 250 people sat down in the gym at North Queens Community School in Caledonia to enjoy a turkey dinner Dec. 19. - Submitted

North Queens Community School students share first Christmas meal together

CALEDONIA - Sitting down to share a meal is often a Christmas favourite for many people, and the students at North Queens Community School had the opportunity to experience that for the first time recently.
On Dec. 19, the first-ever dinner for the entire school was held, serving up some Christmas cooking during lunchtime.
“Our goal was to provide a turkey dinner for students, staff and some special guests,” said Jennifer Spencer-Weare, principal of North Queens Community School.
Between 250 and 275 people ate together in the gym.

 

More than 250 people sat down in the gym at North Queens Community School in Caledonia to enjoy a turkey dinner Dec. 19.
More than 250 people sat down in the gym at North Queens Community School in Caledonia to enjoy a turkey dinner Dec. 19.


A team of staff planned the dinner, and a number of students helped with the dinner preparations and cleanup.
“We asked parents and community volunteers to help scoop the food and serve,” said Spencer-Weare.
There were about 25 or 30 volunteers who turned up to help out.
Spencer-Weare said there would be some small changes next year, but she said the school would like to continue the tradition by having the dinner annually.
“It was a huge success,” she said.

 

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