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Alpha Chi Omega Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine, USA 2008
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I am currently a sophomore in the sorority Alpha Chi Omega. Our sorority participates in many activities to help others in need and works closely with battered women’s shelters in Toledo. But during Thanksgiving time, we decided to all do something special for us. We decided to have a Thanksgiving feast for everyone that lives in our house. First, we all decided to dress up as Indians and Pilgrims to further enact the special occasion. This not only made the evening fun, but definitely made a lot of laughs for everyone. Next, we all split up what we were going to bring. Each person was in charge of bringing enough of their food item for the entire house (approx 25 people).

On the evening of the celebration (a week earlier than actual Thanksgiving), we  set up our house. We decorated, put out candles, and pulled all our dining room tables together to create one huge table with the feast. Then came the fun part! We all worked together as sisters and made everything. We all spent time running around the kitchen cooking and preparing all the food. When the food was finally complete, we sat down, had someone say a prayer, and then eat.

This dinner was amazing and a fun time together. At this feast, we had chicken instead of turkeys, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, casseroles, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, brownies and much more. I cool thing about this too is that we all only paid around 5 dollars to eat this feast, and we still had so many leftovers. This was definitely a fun experience and house bonding and I hope this new tradition can continue in the future.

Although another Thanksgiving dinner is not going to be planned for a year, we are thinking of having further similar house dinners on a monthly basis. 🙂

Torie Nicholas

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