Gobble Games a hit!

National Honor Society wanted to find a way to give back to the greater Concord community. After a bit of brainstorming, group members thought putting on a free Thanksgiving-themed event would be a great way to kick off the holiday season and provide some fun to families.

The Gobble Games took place Sunday, Nov. 21, here at Concord High. Activities in the gym included a bean bag toss, tug-of-war, parachute games and a “gobble wobble.”

Activities in the student center included a cake walk, pin-the-tail-on-the-turkey, “pie the pilgrim” and donuts on a string. Refreshments were also served.

Children had fun going around to all the stations and collecting stickers at those stations for the scavenger hunt they were trying to complete. “Pie the pilgrim” was definitely a big hit as everyone loved smashing NHS member AJ Fennelly with a pan full of whipped cream.

Assistant Principal Jim Corkum even jumped in on the fun and allowed his daughters to pie him.

“The turnout was not huge but it was a good turnout to us because every child that was there was having a ton of fun,” said NHS member Sarah Jenness. “The children did not want to leave. I overheard someone saying ‘Thank you, Mom, for taking us, we had so much fun.’ That made us feel like the purpose of this event was fulfilled.”

Other NHS members also described the event a success.

“I had so much fun being able to interact with the families and I met my new best friend, Jessie,” said Isabelle Sawyer.

“After talking with multiple parents, I heard an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. It made me so proud that we as a group could put on such a successful event for our community!” said Kathryn Langille.

Evelyn Duggan added: “We had so much fun setting up the event and were so glad that the kids and parents enjoyed it so much!”

“I loved being the photographer because I was able to experience the event right there with the children,” said Jenness.