During the week of Nov. 26, 1976, teacher Kathy Elliott’s second-grade class at West Marion Elementary had a Thanksgiving feast the day before Thanksgiving Day. The celebration attracted a good number of Pilgrims and Indians. The students worked all morning to create their costumes with the help of Elliott and aide Mary McKesson. After they had made their costumes, the students sat down to enjoy a feast of turkey, potatoes, green beans, peas, corn, cranberry sauce and biscuits. They also had fruit, chocolate cakes, pies, tea and milk. Each child brought a dish from home and the Pilgrims followed tradition by allowing their guests, the Indians, to eat first.