ThanksFest ’12 at UCO

Every year probably for at least the past 10 years, I have had the opportunity and humble privilege to help my dear friends who are also the Chi Alpha Campus Pastors at UCO in Edmond, with their annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The event has grown over the years from a few meeting in the XA house to presently being in the UCO Wellness Center and feeding approximately 300 to 350 (or so!) college students! A huge number of these students are international students who have never had an American Thanksgiving Dinner. What fun it is to serve them turkey and stuffing and alllll the typical side dishes that go with our traditional turkey day dinner! I hope they were as blessed as all the volunteers were who showed up to serve dinner to them. I love this annual tradition and it is definitely worth all the work it takes to prepare the food for such a crowd (many of whom come back for seconds and take to-go boxes for their roommates!). Here’s a few pics from this year…

2012 UCO XA Thanksfest

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