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Longview mayor joins first-graders for Thanksgiving lunch

It was a Thanksgiving feast fit for little Indians, pilgrims, and a special guest at East Texas Christian School as first-graders at the school invited Longview Mayor Jay Dean to their annual Thanksgiving lunch on Tuesday.

For the last week, the students have been learning about the how the Indians helped the Pilgrims when they came to America hundreds of years ago.

"We learned about how they helped the Indians plant stuff so they could survive," said Andrew Paulmiyer, a first grader.

"To be able to spend time with kids this time of year...the excitement in their eyes. They are at this point in their lives where their starting to understand what Thanksgiving really means," said Mayor Jay Dean.

The first graders decided to adopt Mayor Dean as their classroom leader, so not only does he get to have Thanksgiving lunch with students - he also gets to come back and read to them at storytime.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting. lshockley@kltv.com  

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