We Are: Thankful for the community at Abington

Abington group turkey

Turkey basted with a little attitude was enjoyed by all at the annual Abington Thanksgiving feast.

Credit: Maria Narodetsky

“But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. … We should just be thankful for being together. I think that's what they mean by Thanksgiving."

Marcie, ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’

Penn State Abington faculty, staff, and students -- in the grand tradition of the Peanuts -- gave thanks for their community last week during the annual pre-break Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving at Abington transcends the broad cultural diversity of the campus. The screening of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” the turkey and potatoes, and the live turkey (portrayed realistically by student Maria Kravets) were distinctly American. But giving back to the needy crossed boundaries, and the students crowded around tables and made scarves for the homeless.

The Thanksgiving event, now in its eighth year, is organized by the Abington Student Government Association (SGA) and funded by the Student Activities Fee.

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