Dominic Limongelli can’t wait to fill his Thanksgiving plate up with turkey this year.
“We usually have a big feast. I like the turkey a lot,” the Holy Rosary School fifth grader said. “I don’t like the stuffing or mashed potatoes as much as the turkey.”
As Dominic’s family planned to gather for the holiday, he thought about what he is thankful for this year.
“I’m thankful for everyone in my family that’s healthy,” he said. “And for the first responders that are trying to get rid of this sickness.”
His classmate Elizabeth Rich looked forward to dessert on Thanksgiving.
“My favorite food is pumpkin pie with whipped cream,” she said.
Elizabeth said her family will gather for dinner and a “big prayer” on Thanksgiving.
“I’m thankful for my family, my friends, having good food and a house,” she said. “Everything that’s good in life.”
Seventh grader Kaylee Kimmel will “probably” have dinner at her grandmother’s house.
“My cousins usually come and that’s really fun,” she said.
She said she is thankful for “my family, my friends and being able to have a home.”
Her classmate Brody Martin also looked forward to dinner, but he was particularly excited for an after-dinner tradition his family has.
“Usually after (dinner) we bake cookies or watch a movie,” he said. “I’m thankful for my family and for shelter.”
At Wyoming Area Catholic School, first grader Victoria Sabetta looked forward to the turkey included in her family’s celebration.
“My family brings food and we get to eat,” she said of her plans for the holiday.
Victoria had plenty to be thankful for this year.
“I’m thankful for my kittens and my family,” she said.
Third grader Bridget DePhillips said her family is planning to have their traditional meal — but they will not be going to her grandmother’s house this year because of the pandemic. Bridget said she looks forward to the stuffing on her family’s Thanksgiving table.
“I’m thankful for my friends,” she said.
Eighth grader Michael Weis looked forward to a palette-cleanser his family serves between courses — a pineapple and lemon ice.
“You’re supposed to eat it between meals, but I just eat it because it’s good,” he said.
The guest list at Michael’s Thanksgiving will be smaller this year, but he is still thankful to have his immediate family around.
“I’m just thankful that I’m able to eat today,” he said.