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IVA students tidy up the Taylorsville Campground and plant daffodil bulbs as part of giving back on Thankful Day. Photo by Meg Upton

Indian Valley Academy celebrates Thankful Day

For the fourth year in a row, Indian Valley Academy has made space the day before Thanksgiving vacation begins to have students participate in their own contemplation of what contemporary Thanksgiving is about for them. This year’s Thankful Day took place Nov. 22.

The day really starts the day before as students pair up or go solo in preparation for the pie-making contest. Each year more and more students participate in the event creating pies made from scratch for the annual Thankful Day dessert options. Students and teachers vote for best pie.

Students participated in a workshop about the true meaning of success at the Gem and Rock Building in Taylorsville.

They then scattered around Taylorsville, North Arm, and the Taylorsville Campground to participate in a school-wide community service program of planting daffodil bulbs for community beautification.

After a morning outside in the cold they were served up a hot soup meal made by their teacher Veronica Tilton. Then came a slice of  homemade pie.

The Thankful Day tradition has become a hallmark of the fall season at the school.

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