Expressing thanks . . . on turkey feathers

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Students and teachers at Rosendale Elementary School put up a bulletin board featuring a turkey with feathers that feature things kids and grownups are thankful for.Photo provided Students and teachers at Rosendale Elementary School put up a bulletin board featuring a turkey with feathers that feature things kids and grownups are thankful for.

For the past six years, students and faculty at Rosendale Elementary School have let their thankful feathers fly in a grand Thanksgiving display.

More than 375 paper “feathers” surround a turkey head in a 5-foot-wide bulletin board. Each feather features something or someone that a student, teacher or staff member is thankful for.

The statements range from unique and moving, sharing love for a family member, while other feathers feature the honesty of children with statements like, “I am thankful for mint chocolate chip ice cream” or “I am thankful for spaghetti.”

It takes a couple of days for staff member Cindy Wilde and parent Amy Soule to glue all the feathers to the turkey. They finished assembling the display on Nov. 16 and the turkey will stay on display through the holiday.