Volunteers serving the SGA Thanksgiving dinner in the Atrium. Photo credit: Sherry Shivprasad.
By Sherry Shivprasad
York College celebrated Thanksgiving in the Atrium on Nov. 20. The Thanksgiving Fest was organized by Sabrina Schachter, the vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA).
The Thanksgiving food served to York College students and staff was a classic. The menu included turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, cornbread, collard greens, baked macaroni and cheese, and pumpkin pies.
“Each dish is going to serve everyone,” said Schachter. “We don’t want to skim. We want everyone to have a little bit of everything.”
She expected 700 students to be at the event from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 500 students in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
There were tables set up for students to sit together and student volunteers helped serve the food to the crowd. Everyone who came out to the event was able to taste everything.
The York College music band also played for the Thanksgiving Fest from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Provost Panayiotis Meleties did not want loud music after club hours since students had regular classes.
“It’s one of my favorite events at York because it feels like a family,” said Schachter. “It makes people feel good to help others.”