Gobble, Gobble Get Together

Gobble, gobble! It’s almost Thanksgiving, and at Fortress YDC there’s a lot to be thankful for, especially our mentors. That’s why we hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for our families and the mentors who volunteer their time to work with our wonderful kiddos. On Friday, November 14, 24 families came together, along with 8 mentors, for a night of food, family and giving thanks. The evening started with students, their families and mentors making thankfulness pumpkins, writing or drawing something they are thankful for on strips of orange paper and combining them to form a pumpkin. Next, volunteers from the Junior League of Fort Worth served a delicious, homemade dinner of turkey casserole, collard greens, sweet potatoes and biscuits. At the end of the meal, everyone got to enjoy watching a video collage of photos taken throughout the year at Fortress, many including the mentors and also the very popular Halloween Carnival! To cap off the evening, students were given a baggie with two Oreos, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, seven jelly beans, and access to large bowls of icing. For those who could resist temptation and hadn’t eaten their goodies already, they combined these ingredients into Thanksgiving turkeys!