Helping Others One Lap At A Time

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Parkway Elementary School students took part in their school’s annual Turkey Trot fundraiser on November 1st  to help families have a bountiful Thanksgiving. 

Since September, students in kindergarten through fifth grade trained for the event by running laps outdoors during their gym classes to improve their running times. For this year’s fundraiser, students were encouraged to bring in canned goods and nonperishable items to assist Island Harvest in providing families on Long Island with a delicious Thanksgiving meal. 
On the day of the event, students ran the perimeter of the building, or inside the gymnasium, for a specified amount of time, based on grade level. Before they started the run, they dropped off their donations in marked receptacles. 

To keep their energy and spirits up, members of the Parkway PTA cheered the students on and helped them stay hydrated by handing them cups of water as they ran.