Mihret Hatton celebrates the delicious food while Lucy Graham and Sam Birtwistle watch. Just under 200 students, including these three, received a turkey dinner at the Mile 108 Elementary School. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

Mile 108 Elementary School celebrates holidays with a turkey lunch

Just under 200 students served

Just under 200 students got served a nice Christmas lunch at Mile 108 Elementary School on Dec. 12.

“It was just an idea that we had at the school back in September where we thought every student should have a Christmas or turkey dinner at this time of year. So it was just our way of ensuring everyone got one,” said Ken Lucks, principal of the school.

Most of the food was donated by the 100 Mile House and District Food Bank through Nancy Lundquist, the school’s hot lunch coordinator, and Jennifer Tanner, the food bank’s office manager.

Around 15 parents or adults from the community helped dish out the grub to the students along with the school’s staff.

“I think it was a fantastic success. The kids were great,” said Lucks. “I’d love it to be [annual]. It all depends on the PAC and school and everything but it certainly would be something. I’d love to see it continued.”

Lucks also added that the students loved it.

He also wanted to express his appreciation of everyone’s effort to make the lunch happen.

“We’re quite lucky at the school. We get incredible support.”

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Bentley Lipsett smiles for the camera at Mile 108’s Christmas dinner on Dec. 12. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

Macy Cunnigham takes a break from her meal for the camera. She was one of nearly 200 students fed with a Christmas dinner at Mile 108 Elementary on Dec. 12. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

Ryleigh Gruening and Grace Vanderhorst get a little goofy while eating their lunch at the Mile 108 Elementary’s Christmas lunch on Dec. 12. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

A collection of students and teachers eat their Christmas dinner at Mile 108 Elementary on Dec. 12. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

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