Hey all. Wednesday night’s Harvest Dinner lived up to its usual expectations. The meal was delicious. Some of the food (in no particular order): Turkey, pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed vegetables, seafood bisque, cheeses, fruits, rolls, deviled eggs, cranberry sauce… and that’s not including desserts. The post-meal treats included cake, a plethora of pies and two chocolate fountains (with fruit + marshmallows for dipping). As you can probably tell, I’m a little bit obsessed with the food aspect of Harvest Dinner.
The meal itself is really about so much more, though. There is a raffle with prizes, a live band and decorations. More importantly, it’s an event that bring the whole Bates community together. It’s not just students at the meal, it’s the staff, the professors and their families. It is one of those meals where you have a better appreciation for Bates’ small size.
The fact that basically the whole school comes together to share good food and music is comforting. It makes the workload feel a little lighter, the deadlines feel a bit further away and the stresses feel a little less overwhelming. Now it’s on to a week of Thanksgiving break. A time to rest up and catch up on a little work. I will leave you with a few pictures I snapped during the meal. I apologize for the bad quality, I didn’t have my camera on me so I had to rely on my cell phone camera. Until next time… Happy Thanksgiving!