Turkey in the Ground? You did say “turkey” didn’t you? In the ground? Seriously?
The Thursday before Thanksgiving Break (November 21) is affectionately referred to as “Digging Day” here at TCA. Throughout the day, students in all grades work in shifts to dig a large pit beside Eagle Gym (mostly symbolically - not much "digging" actually occurs). After school dismisses, a bonfire is built and set aflame in the pit. That evening, Barber Gym will be the site of a silent auction featuring gift baskets and other items as well as the TCA Athletic Booster Club’s annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper. The supper is the booster club’s largest fundraiser of the year, and the evening provides tremendous support for Eagle athletics, including the “Soaring Eagle” scholarships awarded at the spring athletic banquet. Prizes are awarded in adult and student categories!
Throughout the evening, the TCA junior class will offer a vintage carnival of fun and games in Eagle Gym and drinks and desserts in Barber Gym. The evening ends with the preparation of the Dirty Dozen (turkeys) and the placing of these soon-to-be delicious birds in the bonfire. You just have to see it to believe it!
On Friday morning, TCA students gather at the pit for the removal of the turkeys and a little while later, students will be dismissed to join their parents for a delicious Thanksgiving lunch in Barber Gym courtesy of the TCA Parent-Teacher Fellowship. After lunch, families are free to leave and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here is what you can do to help and the links to sign up to bring chili and/or a turkey, purchase tickets for the supper and RSVP for Friday’s feast!
This is a huge event and we need your help to pull it off! We need 90 (yes, 90) thawed, 8-10 pound turkeys (bigger or frozen turkeys will not be accepted). No turkey breasts please. We will also need volunteers! Sign up here.
Bring chili (to be judged or not). We need 100 pans of chili. Sign up at the link below and pick up your pan in the 1st-floor secondary office or the elementary office by Monday, November 18. We need LOTS of chili!!
RSVP for the Thanksgiving Feast for parents and kids. You can do this by calling the office or click on the RSVP link.
These two events comprise the biggest and most memorable events of the school year! Turkey in the Ground and the Thanksgiving Feast are wonderful, one-of-a-kind traditions that you and your children will not want to miss. A more detailed schedule for Thursday’s events and Friday’s lunch will be in the November 18 Eagle Newsletter.
To sign up for chili, turkeys and to volunteer, click here.
To RSVP for the Friday Thanksgiving Feast, click here.
Our school has been given the opportunity to help the Salvation Army by ringing the bell at the Walmart in Hudson Oaks on Friday, November 29th. We can help by ringing the bell at the east door (by pharmacy) from 11:00 am - 7:00 p.m. and the west door (groceries) from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Shifts are one hour but you can sign up for more than one shift! Click this link to sign up.