Nov 4, 2011

Grenadian Thanksgiving

I know what you are all thinking, Thanksgiving...already?  But Grenadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on October 25.  It commerates the first day that the US led invasion began in 1983 which helped oust a revolutionary government in Grenada. 

Thanksgiving doesn't really seem to be a significant holiday to the Grenadian people, unlike our Thanksgiving in the US.  Most of the Limes kids didn't even know what day it was on.  They just appreciate that there is no school.  However, both the Family Medicine Club and the Women in Medicine Club at SGU wanted to help make Thanksgiving extra special for the Limes kids this year.  The two clubs raised money and provided all of the kids with boxed hot lunches for snack, goodie bags, cake, and lots of fun American inspired Thanksgiving crafts for the kids to do.  The kids LOVED it!  The other volunteers and I are so thankful to the clubs for donating their time and money to our program.

Here are some pictures from the day:
Cutting out turkeys

Miss Jessie and Jayda coloring

My sweet red-headed Miguel

Miss Sarah and Ezra

Tamara and her Turkey

Shanika was THRILLED to be having her picture taken.

Lots of kids with turkey hats!
A rainbow came through the clouds right as we were beginning to hand out lunch.  It was such a special day and I am so thankful that I get to be a part of these children's lives.

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