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Grandparents invited to shake a leg with grandchildren

Posted September 11, 2013 by Joe Rehana in Community
Goreville Students sing and dance “The Chicken Dance” at the Elementary School’s Grandparents’ Day last week with hundreds of grandparents joining the students in the gym and participating in the Chicken song.

Goreville Students sing and dance “The Chicken Dance” at the Elementary School’s Grandparents’ Day last week with hundreds of grandparents joining the students in the gym and participating in the Chicken song.

Goreville Elementary School held its annual Grandparents’ Day Friday in the high school gymnasium with Kindergartners through Fifth graders entertaining hundreds of grandparents who filled the gym.

Janet Shelton (middle) waves to her grandchild Logan Shelton at the Elementary School’s Grandparents’ Day held Friday in the High School gymnasium.  The Sheltons said they have traveled down from Beecher City for Grandparents’ Day each year for the past five years their grandson has been in Goreville Elementary School.

Janet Shelton (middle) waves to her grandchild Logan Shelton at the Elementary School’s Grandparents’ Day held Friday in the High School gymnasium. The Sheltons said they have traveled down from Beecher City for Grandparents’ Day each year for the past five years their grandson has been in Goreville Elementary School.

The students sang a selection of songs music director Marsha Nodeen said were a “little different.”

“Each year we have chosen a theme for Grandparents’ Day with music to match,” Nodeen said.  “We’ve done historic, patriotic, educational and others; we’re doing silly songs today.”

Among the top “silliest” song of the morning was the “Chicken Dance” in which the children sang and danced while their grandparents joined in and tried to keep up.  Other selections were “Don’t Throw Your Junk In My Backyard,” “Boom Boom Ain’t It Great To Be Crazy,” and “The Song That Never Ends.”

“On behalf of the administration I want to say we really appreciate your coming out today,” Elementary Principal Bobbi Bigler said, thanking the PTA for their participation and support, as well thanking Danny White for helping set up and the High School Beta Club.  “The students love seeing their grandparents here.”

Awards were presented for the oldest grandparent in the audience, which was Mary Hinkle at age 91; the youngest grandparent in the audience, which was Dianne Ford at age 42; and the grandparents with the most grandchildren in grades K-5, which were Kenneth and Edith Webb with eight grandchildren present.

Grandparents Edith and Kenneth Webb pose with their eight grandchildren at the Elementary School’s Grandparents’ Day where the Webb’s grandchildren in grades K-5th outnumbered any other grandparent present.  Their grandchildren, from left to right: Ethan Lopez, Cole Tripp, Jayden Tripp, Tyler Suits, Breanna Suits, Grayson Webb, Kyndall Webb and Kyleigh Massey.

Grandparents Edith and Kenneth Webb pose with their eight grandchildren at the Elementary School’s Grandparents’ Day where the Webb’s grandchildren in grades K-5th outnumbered any other grandparent present. Their grandchildren, from left to right: Ethan Lopez, Cole Tripp, Jayden Tripp, Tyler Suits, Breanna Suits, Grayson Webb, Kyndall Webb and Kyleigh Massey.

Gift cards from Goreville Dollar General store in the amount of $25 were presented to the winning grandparents.

As the children filed out of the gym they sang “The Song That Never Ends” with the song only ending after they entire group had departed.