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November 18, 2013


Turkey Day at Clark!

The Kosher food here at Clark is absolutely stellar. I have essentially converted. Tonight, however, I made an exception and ventured to the larger part of the cafeteria. Of all nights, why make an exception on November 18th? Here is a clue:



the line wrapped outside!

The answer to this question is…drum roll, please… turkey day! Tonight Higgins celebrated Thanksgiving a couple of days early.


The Feast

There were all of the typical Thanksgiving feast foods: mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, green bean casserole with caramelized onions, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and, of course, turkey. The food was absolutely wonderful! In total the staff prepared 80-90 turkeys, each weighing approximately 10-12 lb each. They baked more than 400 pies, not including the endless trays of apple crisp. They served nearly 2,000 people with style and a smile :)


The Array of Desserts :)

There was something special about tonight’s feast. It was not just the delicious food and copious amounts of it. Rather there was something almost tangible in the atmosphere. There was such a strong sense of community and merriment. Everyone seemed to come out for Thanksgiving. People were circled around tables with bodies far outnumbering the amount of seats or table space available. Everyone was with their family – their home away from home. In classic turkey day fashion, my friends and I went around the table sharing what we were thankful for. The common themes were family, life/health, and Clark. We were all thankful for the people we have met and have gotten to know in the last couple of months, the place we call home, and the lives that we now call our own. I am so happy that I got to have a true Thanksgiving meal with some of the best Clarkies that I know. I am now so much more excited to go home and celebrate turkey day with the Murphy’s!


Laura with the Decorations


Laura and her Turkey


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