The 25th annual Giving Thanks Feast at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be held on Nov. 15. The event is sponsored by the student life organizations on campus and begins with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m. in the amphitheater to welcome all guests and visitors. An honor song and traditional music will follow. Dinner will be served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. The feast is open to the public and is free to everyone.
The Giving Thanks Feast started 25 years ago as an effort to create greater awareness of the American Indian tradition of giving thanks for a productive harvest. The popular event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College draws several hundred people each year. The evening feast will have a traditional menu consisting of turkey and ham, venison, wild rice, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, fry bread, berries, dessert and beverages.
This year's Giving Thanks Feast will also honor the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students who are military veterans or are currently on active duty.
The Giving Thanks Feast will have a collection site for anyone wishing to bring donated canned food or other non-perishable food items. All donations will be distributed to current college students through the Bruce Carlson Food Pantry on campus.
People interested in the Giving Thanks Feast are invited to come for any portion of the event. No registration or admission fees are required. For more information, call Jesse Stirewalt at (218) 590-3345 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.