Turkey trots promote family fitness

Turkey trots promote family fitness photo

Turkey trots at Meadowbrook and McVey elementary schools helped to promote family fitness while boosting excitement for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Due to inclement weather on November 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 non-perishable 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 November 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!