Junior Class President Ginia Smith once again will hold “Thanksgiving Dinner” on Tuesday for all students who attend Grambling State University. Last year, Smith hosted the event, along with herfamily, to help bring a nice home atmosphere for Thanksgiving for students who had to stay on campus for the holidays.
“This was an opportunity for students to who could not go home to get a home cooked meal for thanksgiving meal for the holiday,” said Smith.
She first started the event last year during her reign as Miss Sophomore.
“The event was called Thanksgiving with Miss Sophomore,” said Smith, “and it was a great opportunity for fellowship with new people and students from Grambling.”
Many students came to the dinner last year and everybody socialized with each other while eating, and laughed and talked the entire time.
The Smith family held the dinner at the Campus Community Worship Center located on 2505 S. Vienna St. in Ruston.
Transportation was pro- vided by the GSU shuttle bus to take students from campus to the church for the dinner.
Southern style home cooked turkey, dressing, ham, chicken and pies where served by the smith family and friends and church family.
Smith felt the turnout was very successful and it motivated her to host an- other dinner again this year.
“The overall turnout of this event was a huge success and was greatly appreciated by the students,” said Smith.
To-go plates were served at the end of the dinner to all students so they could have a good satisfying snack in their dorm rooms.
The event was not only about food said Smith, but it was about fellowship- ping and mingling with the Grambling family.
This year the dinner will be hosted by the Student Government Association Junior Class and by Smith as well.
“It’s like a part two of, or continuation of the dinner hosted in Ruston last fall, which was called ‘Thanks-giving with Miss Sophomore’,” said Smith. The only difference is the dinner will be located on campus in the Black and Gold Room on Tuesday.