DC’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Written by: Elizabeth Patrick

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather together to appreciate what they have and be thankful for one another. Every Thanksgiving, Defiance College has the tradition of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the students.

After taking a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Defiance College is happy to announce that its annual Thanksgiving dinner will be happening again this year. This year’s event will occur on Thursday, November 18, at 5:00 pm in the dining hall.

Thank you, Barb Sedlock, for the photos from past years.

For the people who have not yet had the opportunity to experience this tradition, the meal is served family style in the dining hall. In order to make this event extremely special, the staff will use real linens and china. Defiance College staff and faculty will serve the different food to the students at the various tables.

Past Diner- 2003
Thank you to Barb Sedlock for the photos

Residential students will need to bring their current student IDs. Those commuter students who wish to attend should pick up a meal ticket from the Office of Student Life in 128 Hubbard Hall.

For those students who play basketball and often cannot make it at 5 pm due to practice, there will be a buffet set up at 6 pm in the banquet hall room. Hope to see you there, and make sure to come hungry as there will be plenty of delicious food calling your name.

The annual Thanksgiving dinner, served family style to students by faculty and staff, likely started in the late 1970s and from the mid-1980s until 2016 and was organized by the Chaplain’s office. This family style dinner is usually served the week before Thanksgiving. A typical Thanksgiving dinner consists of roast turkey, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

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