Voyager families celebrate Thanksgiving with Stone Soup tradition

Krystle Wagner • Nov 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Students chopped carrots and peeled potatoes Tuesday morning.

After the students prepared the ingredients and the soup cooked, Voyager School families and students feasted together during the annual tradition called Stone Soup. The feast is based on a book by the same name.

Stones are also placed in the soup. If someone receives a stone in their bowl, they make a wish.

“Stone Soup is good,” said kindergartner William Siler.

Fifth-grader Ella Horton said she looks forward to the day every year. Horton said the soup is healthy and tastes good, and she also sits with her friends and her mom during the event.

Sixth-grader Kay Siler said she enjoys the activities involved in preparing the soup, as well as working with younger students.

Stone Soup is one of Sarah Boersen’s favorite days of the year. The Voyager School teacher said she enjoys students working together and families coming together for the traditional meal.

“It’s perfect community building,” Boersen said.

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