Brantford police officers and association members served up turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings at Major Ballachey Public School on Friday afternoon.
The fifth annual Festive Feast Turkey Dinner brought about 250 students and members of the school community to the Rawdon Street school’s gymnasium.
“It is a great opportunity for the students to have this positive interaction with police, especially this time of year,” Const. Mark Baxter said.
Grade 7 student Branden Bray said he appreciated the officers volunteering at his school.
“I like how the police officers are taking time out of their day to help us,” Bray said. “We couldn’t do this without them.”
Major Ballachey Public School principal Grant McKinnell said the meal was about being thankful during the holiday season.
“It is important to bring everyone together to sit down, share a meal and be thankful for what we have,” McKinnell said. “They see the teachers and officers giving and the students reciprocate that to one another.”
Learning resource teacher and Festive Feast Turkey Dinner organizer Scott McDonald said the annual event allows students to see police in a positive light.
“It is a team effort and it brings staff and students together,” McDonald said.