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East Elementary hosts ice cream social on Talk Like a Pirate Day

East Elementary hosts ice cream social on Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 20
07:25 2019

East Elementary staff and students dressed as pirates for a Pirate Bounty Ice Cream Social on Thursday evening, Sept. 19, which is known as International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The halls of the school were also decorated with pirate-themed artwork the kids had created.

The ice cream social was in conjunction with a meeting for the parents of students at East and North elementary schools about the recent Accountability Ratings and about the Title 1  program.

While the parents were attending the meeting with school administrators, the students were participating in pirate-themed activities, and afterward, parents and kids made ice cream sundaes and walked the halls to look at the artwork.

Talk Like a Pirate Day was created by John Baur and Mark Summers, two Oregon guys who started talking like pirates one day in 1995 when they were playing racquetball, according to their website, It was mostly kept between Baur, Summers and their friends until 2002 when syndicated columnist Dave Barry wrote a column about the guys and their annual event. Since then, Sept. 19 has been internationally known as Talk Like a Pirate Day.

East Elementary joined in the fun this year with costumes, artwork and ice cream.

Amelia Reeves and her daughter, Kolbie, 5, take a look at some of the pirate-themed artwork in the kindergarten hall at East Elementary on Thursday evening. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: East Elementary staff members, some dressed as pirates, serve up ice cream sundaes at the school’s Pirate Bounty Ice Cream Social on Thursday, Sept. 19, aka Talk Like a Pirate Day. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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