as the year winds down, the 8th graders get to have all their special events. one of them is the 8th grade banquet. its an event where all the kids come dressed up with their parents and enjoy a deluxe meal. they show a neat video of the students with pictures through out their years at school and a few kids get up and speak about the years behind them and whats ahead for them. usually we have the event at the high school, but this year they had it in our own gym. quite a few moms put in a lot of time to convert the gym into a really cool dinning area. this year they went with the theme 'candy land', wrapping each of the chairs as if they were candy, even making a candy cane lane going around the gym- pretty cool!