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A pair of traditional events helped kick off the holidays Thursday: a festival of Fall Family Fun at the Dunham Children’s Learning Center and Penn College’s annual free Thanksgiving dinner. Parents and grandparents attended the center’s celebration, held each fall in joyful appreciation as the semester draws to an close. A short distance away in the Keystone Dining Room, students enjoyed an employee-served menu that included turkey, filling, gravy, corn, mashed potatoes, beverages and dessert.

– Photos by Juvy A. Orillaza, student photographer

Web developer Michael Richards and son adorably see eye-to-eye over CLC cuisine.
Web developer Michael Richards and son adorably see eye-to-eye over CLC cuisine.

Dorothy E. Thomas, familiar to Wildcat Express patrons, snuggles with her granddaughter.
Dorothy E. Thomas, familiar to Wildcat Express patrons, snuggles with her granddaughter.

Striking a pose at photo time
Striking a pose at photo time

Accompanying their younger granddaughter are Brad L. Nason, associate professor of mass communication, and Cheryl Newburg.
Accompanying their younger granddaughter are Brad L. Nason, associate professor of mass communication, and Cheryl Newburg.

Human services and restorative justice major Mariah N. Marshall, of Williamsport, celebrates family time with her daughter at a renowned resource for students and employees alike.
Human services and restorative justice major Mariah N. Marshall, of Williamsport, celebrates family time with her daughter at a renowned resource for students and employees alike.

Claire Z. Biggs, associate director of admissions, joins husband Myles and son for the festivities.
Claire Z. Biggs, associate director of admissions, joins husband Myles and son for the festivities.

Dental hygiene students gather in KDR for the family-style meal.
Dental hygiene students gather in KDR for the family-style meal.

Rekindling a tradition
Rekindling a tradition

Dozens of volunteer servers from offices across campus, along with Dining Services staff and members of the men's wrestling team, form an impressive crew on behalf of students.
Dozens of volunteer servers from offices across campus, along with Dining Services staff and members of the men’s wrestling team, form an impressive crew on behalf of students.

What would Thanksgiving dinner be without pumpkin pie?
What would Thanksgiving dinner be without pumpkin pie?

A welcome side dish: getting to know new people!
A welcome side dish: getting to know new people!

 

Comments

Karen Woland Payne,

Loved the photos of happy families. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.

Elliott Strickland,

Kudos to Student Engagement and Dining Services for planning such a great event for our campus community!

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