Trinity students host grandparents despite winter weather

REED CITY — Heavy snow and slippery roads failed to keep grandparents home from school on March 9.

Home from school?

That’s right. It was Grandparents Day at Trinity Lutheran School in Reed City, and dozens of grandparents braved the nasty weather to be part of a fun time, some of them coming from as far away as Boyne Falls and from Fort Wayne, Ind.

The classrooms bustled with activity. In some classes, grandchildren gave reports about their grandparents, arming themselves with a list of questions and those special answers they had “researched” for their special day.

Still other classrooms were packed with people. One teacher was amazed when nearly 30 grandparents responded that they would be there, and showed up in spite of bad weather. Desks were crowded into the room, and in some cases, a few people sat on the floor so they all could be together. No one seemed to mind a bit of inconvenience if it meant being there with those special someones.

Lucas Harris and his grandpa made some special memories, teaming up in a Bible study competition in the seventh and eighth grade classroom — and won! The competition allowed students to give a special demonstration of a “Mimeo Smartboard,” an important part of the school’s newest technology.

One grandpa said it was just “amazing to see,” and he admitted fun to try.

Following lunch with their grandchildren, some grandparents indicated their need to head home. Some from longer distances were beginning to think they might see about staying overnight rather than risk the drive home. The grandkids who knew appeared to love the thought.