Students enjoy Thanksgiving holiday

Andy Kimball
Opinion Columnist

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The Kirkwood-Webster Turkey day run is a Thanksgiving tradition for the students of Webster Groves and Kirkwood High Schools. Photo by


Thanksgiving is a time where families come together, spend time and feast.

Webster Groves has a lot of Thanksgiving traditions. There is the early morning Turkey Day run for people of all ages with three and six mile, early morning runs.

Also there is the all-important Kirkwood Webster football game that has been around for over 100 years.

Sophomore Kurt Krautman talked about his Turkey Day traditions which included the “Turkey Day run with my siblings, Turkey Day (game).”

Krautman also “goes to a movie every night after dinner with my family.”

His favorite part of thanksgiving is “Turkey Day, and the stuff leading up to Turkey Day (Spirit Week, bonfire, and the pep rally/chilifest).”

Krautman also joins the family of sophomore Michael Greaves after the Turkey Day run with other runners from the morning.

Greaves said the waffle breakfast is a gathering of friends, family  “Before Turkey Day run we set up and play football in backyard, we eat pancakes and waffles after (the run), and sometimes we go to the Turkey Day game after.”

Greaves’ favorite part of the pancake breakfast is “Seeing people we haven’t seen in a while, friends and family.”

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