Lincolnshire third-graders recreate first Thanksgiving
By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer
They danced. They sang. They narrated. Students at Lincolnshire Elementary School were ready to do it all - even dance the Macarena - to spread the word of thanks.
Nineteen third-graders in Chantelle Eyler's class at Lincolnshire Elementary put their own spin on the holiday with "Thanksgiving at Plymouth" Wednesday afternoon before a group of about 60 parents and other relatives.
Some dressed as pilgrims and others as American Indians to take the crowd back to 1620, when the Pilgrims founded Plymouth.
Student Brandon Kreps told the crowd the voyage from Europe was a "difficult journey that lasted 66 days."
Kelton Danner dressed as John Carver, the first governor of the colony, and prayed for help to carry the pilgrims through their first harsh winter in Plymouth. The show ended in 1621 when the Pilgrims and Indians celebrated a successful fall harvest and eventually proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving.