Thanksgiving is a time of year when we all reflect on what we’re thankful for. This year, our American Training family kicked off the season of gratitude with the annual Highfields Thanksgiving Party, a tradition we’re all very thankful for!
Our annual Highfields Thanksgiving Party fell on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Many community members joined our families, youth (graduates and current), providers and community partners for a buffet style Thanksgiving meal, dessert, coffee and good company!
While dedicated Colleagues cooked much of the meal, turkeys were donated and brought in by the Wyndham Hotel. A turkey carving by the hotel’s Executive Chef kicked off the party, which lasted for hours.
The day was filled with delicious food, good company, great conversation, and even a few performances. A former Highfields resident shared her vocal talents, singing for the crowd, while Colleague Ya Rath offered a musical performance on his unique instruments; a Cambodian krapeu and a khim.
“Today was excellent,” said Renee Ghembaza, Program Director of Highfields. “We had a great turnout. We really appreciate the support from the community, our Colleagues, our families, the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Children and Families.”
“I think everyone looks forward to coming to see familiar faces, eat great food, share great company, and take a pause from their daily routines and expectations in their own lives,” she added.
Check out the news coverage and photos from the event below and on page 9 in the Nov. 22 issue of Rumbo News.