Number of Participants: 600
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $5,070
Event Type: Hunger
Date: November 23, 2018
Turkey trots at East Meadow School District’s Meadowbrook and McVey elementary schools helped to promote family fitness while boosting excitement for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Due to inclement weather on Nov. 20, the Meadowbrook Elementary School physical education department moved its second annual turkey trot indoors to the building’s gymnasium. Students accumulated a great number of laps around the basketball court to the sound of holiday music. The event demonstrated the community pride and generosity of students and parents as nonperishable food items were collected and donated to Island Harvest for the holiday season.
McVey Elementary School was fortunate to have the cooperation of the weather on Nov. 21, when students were able to welcome special guests to join them for laps on the school’s back lawn. The physical education department set up a quarter-mile lap that participants enthusiastically walked or ran around. Each grade participated at designated times during the day with the goal of completing at least two individual laps.
The district congratulates and thanks the students and special guests for their involvement in the turkey trots and for giving back to the community.