The LDS Student Association will host a special Thanksgiving feast for all students at Salt Lake Community College.
The two-hour lunch will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Taylorsville LDS Institute building. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, beans, corn and a variety of pies will be served. The meal is free to all students registered for LDS Institute and just $1 for everyone else.
“This is just a way to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and express our appreciation to all the students we have the pleasure of associating with throughout the year,” says Jeff Meservy, Director of the Taylorsville Institute of Religion. “These events are also designed to get others into the building that may not currently be enrolled in LDSSA Institute of Religion classes.”
Keeping with the spirit of generosity the holiday season engenders, the lunch is paid for entirely through club funds, with the non-member entrance fee being more of a formality. This is the fourth year the LDSSA has offered the Thanksgiving-style meal, a fairly popular event that usually draws around 200 SLCC students.
Meservy is eager to inform students of the value of the LDSSA in their campus life.
“We want the students to know everything we have to offer here at the [Institute] building, such as lunches every Tuesday through Thursday throughout the semester, great study facilities, activities as well as speakers that have included the likes of [Highland Rugby coach] Larry Gelwix,” he says. “We also offer a variety of religion classes, including one that explores all of the world’s religions.”
The Thanksgiving lunch will be held on the west side of the Institute building, which is on the southwest corner of the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Meservy says this lunch will be one of the last major events of the semester for the LDSSA.
“This event precedes [our] next event in December where we honor a professor chosen by the LDSSA students as the outstanding teacher on campus,” he says. “This professor will be notified shortly and will be presented with a plaque at an event held in their honor the second week of December.”
Visit the official Institute website for more information about the LDSSA.