Knox Community Elementary School students gobbled up the evening at the “Cookies & Milk & Bedtime Stories” event. As students came in they got books, and entered into a drawing for a turkey. They got to sit with their parents and get read to. Then ten lucky kids got to come down and claim a turkey. The evening’s festivities concluded in the cafeteria, where they got cookies and milk while visiting with their friends.
Eager children started arriving as early as 6:00 PM to get their books and good seats. This year’s books were Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale and Thank You Prayer. After each child got a book and put into the drawing bucket, they went to find a seat in the bleachers to hear this year’s stories.
At 6:30 PM the real fun started with Ted Hayes read Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale while they followed along with either their copy or the projector. The reading of Thank You Prayer had everyone read aloud with Ted.
After the stories, Ten students were drawn to win turkeys. Excitedly, they went down to the gym floor to claim their prize, and proudly lugged them back up to where they were sitting. Five Star donated five turkeys, and the other five were donated by the Ober Arbor Gleaners.
The frosting in the cookie of the evening was going into the cafeteria where Mr. and Mrs. Casey and Mrs. Sullivan. With a pair of cookies(one chocolate, one vanilla) and a glass of milk they set off to find their friends so they could talk and play.