By Hannah Barnes, Student Reporter
As the Thanksgiving break nears, the “World Famous Bean” will provide students with various tasty foods.
Because of Saturday’s football game, Dining Services has made a special lunch for Friday. With a tailgateinspired theme, the Bean will serve traditional tailgate foods,
such as hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes and popcorn.
Anthony Williams, director of Retail and Campus Store Manager, decided this would be a wonderful opportunity to raise school spirit.
“I wanted to have the football players and cheerleaders there in order to give it that football game feel,” Williams said. “It is a very exciting opportunity.”
To continue the game-day spirit, Dining Services and the Alumni Association will sponsor a tailgate party on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. right before the game. The first 1,000 people who attend the tailgate party will receive a complimentary lunch, consisting of a hotdog, chips and a beverage.
School spirit is not the only food theme. As the holiday season approaches, students can expect a Thanksgiving feast in the Bean on Tuesday. Dining Services will provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Alongside the holiday meal, the international station will serve an alternative dish for those not interested in eating a Thanksgiving meal.
To assist people who cannot afford to celebrate Thanksgiving with such a feast, the Service Action Leadership Team is sponsoring the annual Thanksgiving project with two goals in mind: to collect enough funds to purchase Thanksgiving meals for lowincome families and to get the student body to participate in delivering the meals.
Once the needed funds are raised, the Thanksgiving committee, headed by Tara McKee, senior education major from Atlanta, and Caitlin Winegeart, junior accounting major from Abilene, will purchase the food from various grocery stores and sort it into meal baskets.
This year, Taylor Elementary, Locust and Woodson Early Childcare Center referred SALT to lower-income families that would find Thanksgiving meals beneficial to them.
“The Thanksgiving project is a great way for ACU to get involved in the community and to make a difference in the lives of Abilene families,” Winegeart said.
At this point, the Thanksgiving committee is hoping to raise enough funds to buy 100 meals. The baskets will be put together Friday, and meal deliveries will take place on Monday from 5-8 p.m.
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