Tylor Brown, right, a Kindergartener at Beaufort Academy, and her mother, CarLee, prepare their plates at the school’s Thanksgiving Feast on Friday at the school’s playground. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID concerns, about 300 people crammed into the playground under perfect skies to enjoy And the pies. Many, many heavenly sweet pies of every description. time with their children and other parents. Photos by Bob Sofaly/The Island News



And, oh, the pies

By Bob Sofaly 

After a two-year hiatus because of COVID concerns, the Beaufort Academy Lower School students hosted their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Friday at the school’s playground. 

About 300 students, parents and loved ones attended the smorgasbord-themed lunch in seasonally cool weather. 

Thomas McDougall, a 5th-grader at Beaufort Academy, loads his plate as he eyes the pies during Beaufort Academy’s Lower School Thanksgiving Feast on Friday at the school’s playground.

After an animated song of thanks and blessing by the Kindergarten class, the crowd was treated to all sorts of Thanksgiving meats, vegetables and, of course, many different flavors of pie. All sorts of pies! 

There were gallons upon gallons of tea – sweet and unsweet – and lemonade. 

Some of the younger students took their parents around on a guided tour of the playground, while others were content to spend time with their friends and family at the time. Still others kept a sharp eye on the pies. And there were pies … many pies. 

And the pies. Many, many heavenly, sweet pies of every description.

Parents prepared their food themselves, including tea and water and lemonade. The pot luck lunch was informally eaten at tables in the open under prefect blue skies, though it was a bit chilly. Friends and neighbors chatted among themselves, and new friends were made after brief introductions as Johnny’s dad or Sarah’s mom. All seemed to have a great time to kick off the traditional Holiday season. 

And there were pies. Many sweet, heavenly pies. 

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