Annual International Dinner to assist tsunami relief

Annual International Dinner

The Bates College International Club hosts its annual International Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. The public is invited to attend, and tickets may be purchased at the door for $7. This year a major portion of the dinner’s profits will go toward tsunami relief.

Guests will enjoy dishes from around the world and multicultural entertainment throughout the evening. Considered one of the most popular events on campus, the dinner will be prepared by various members of the Bates community including international students, said Khoa Pham, a sophomore from Saigon, Vietnam.

The buffet banquet will include approximately 15 dishes from various countries. Students were invited to submit recipes to a dinner committee organized by the International Club. Once recipes were chosen, committee members purchased ingredients and organized teams. Students will work in teams to cook the entire meal, with some peeling and chopping as others fry and steam.

“This dinner is more than just exotic food and good music,” said Pham. “It is truly a community effort, and everyone helps make it a success.”

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