Dining halls to host Thanksgiving dinner

Nicole Zielke, Contributing Writer


The Holiday season is approaching and students can celebrate with a festive meal right on Eastern’s campus.

Thomas dining, Taylor dining and The University Food Court are hosting Thanksgiving dinners.

Teri Waterman, University Food Court supervisor, gave details on the festive meal held at the Food Court from 11a.m.-7p.m. Tuesday.

Everything from turkey and ham to pumpkin pie will be on the menu, as well as sugar free pie options.

“We enjoy everybody coming in and hope to see everyone there,” Waterman said.

Thanksgiving dinner options are also available at Taylor dining hall, 4:30-8p.m. Wednesday, and Thomas dining hall from 4-8p.m.

Sheila Poffinbarger, unit director at Taylor dining hall, gave more information regarding the Taylor dining hall menu options for that day.

Taylor will be serving roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, stuffing, sweet potatoes, seasoned green beans with bacon, pumpkin and pecan pie and much more.

“These dinners bring good food and fellowship,” Poffinbarger said.

The Thanksgiving dinners have been a tradition at Eastern for years and are an opportunity for students to have a holiday meal.

Students that are not able to go home for Thanksgiving are at least able to have an affordable holiday meal right on campus.

Students can pay cash or use dining dollars for these Thanksgiving dinners. Meal swipes can also be used at Taylor and Thomas dining hall. Students are able to use their bonus swipes if they have guests such as friends or family coming to join them for the thanksgiving dinner.

Nicole Zielke can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].