Five Days of Thanksgiving unites town and campus

By Jamie Bailey



Photo courtesy of Philip Smith


Admission to the festivities is by “free-will” donation consisting of non-perishable food and/or outer winter wear. All proceeds will be bestowed to those in need.

The Kutztown community is inviting university students with open arms to participate in this communal event.

Sunday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. will be the Celebration of Thanksgiving Kutztown University in Schaeffer auditorium. President Kenneth Hawkinson will be kicking off the event alongside with Kevin Snyder, president of Kutztown Borough Council.

Pastor Nathan Herrlin will be presenting, and there will be performances from the KU Brass Choir and Community Choir.

Monday, Nov. 23 will hold performances by the KU jazz combo, the Two Tones and In the Sanctuary. This will be held at St. Paul’s UCC, located on S. Whiteoak St. from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. will be Thanksgiving with a Twist. This will be held at the Tavern on W. Main St. on the second floor of the tavern room. David Miller is performing and there will be a dramatic act by the Tailsman Players directed by Tom Nardone. The free-will offering will be taking place at this event.

A clothing and food drive will take place at St. Paul’s UCC, S. White Oak St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25. During the event, students can bring used clothes and non-perishable foods to donate to the drive in order to be given to those in need.

Finally, the “Thanksgiving Community Dinner” will be held at St. John’s UCC at 12 to 2 p.m. on West Walnut St.

This is only the event’s third year in Kutztown but it will likely endure for many years to come.

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