Harvest meal & Break

From Paul: Hey all. I am checking in from back home in NY. After my last class ended today (around 10:30 AM) I drove home for Thanksgiving Break. Although I’m a bit tired after the trip, I am looking forward to the week ahead which should be spent enjoying good times (and food) with family and friends.

Bates had its annual Harvest Meal this past Wednesday and it was certainly a night to remember. The Harvest Meal is Bates’ own little Thanksgiving feast. It’s the school’s way of sending Batesies off to vacation happy and full of delicious food. The dining staff decorates all of Commons with festive decorations (including Christmas Trees, Ice Sculptures, and many other holiday-themed items) and sets up a Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings. Check the unbelievable menu out here. There was also a free raffle.

Some of the highlights in my mind, beyond the delicious food, were the fresh Apple Cider (two local farmers were on hand to make natural + unprocessed Apple Cider), the two live bands (one in Commons and one in the Grey Cage where dessert was served), and the baked alaska dessert that was in the shape of the state of Maine! Check out this article about the night. What a great send off. Until next time…

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