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16th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Record number of Ohio State students, faculty and staff expected for 16th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner

Contact: Larry Williamson or Kevin Harty, (614) 292-0074/(614) 561-2701 - mobile, or (614) 209-6336 - mobile

One of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus will be hosted by The Ohio State University from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday (11/22) at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center, Davis Special Events Gym, 337 W. 17th Ave.

The 16th annual event will be held for more than 1,200 guests – students, faculty and staff, along with their families, who are unable to travel to their own homes for the holiday. A core of volunteers from throughout the university community will assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner.

The event began as a gathering for 25 graduate students at the Hale Black Cultural Center and today includes broad participation from students who live outside Ohio as well as many international students.

WHAT: Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served to 1,200 members of the Ohio State community

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday (11/21)

WHERE: Recreation and Physical Activity Center, Davis Special Events Gym, 337 W. 17th Ave.