Russell Christian Celebrates Thanksgiving

Elementary students at Russell Christian Academy participated in a Thanksgiving celebration Friday.

It featured a skit recounting the first Thanksgiving when Pilgrims and Indians shared a meal.

School officials say they want to teach children early about being thankful to live in the United States.

"We've taught the children about the importance of obeying their Heavenly Father, as well as their parents. And we think it's very important that we teach them Bible verses, scripture, and what to be really truly thankful for in our country," said teacher Lisa McDaniel.

A packed house of parents, grandparents and other supporters attended the program.