|Thanksgiving Celebrations||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joani Blank (jeblankic.org)|
|Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 14:50:58 -0600|
Happy turkey (or tofurkey) day to all, Just celebrated our 7th T'giving at Doyle Street Cohousing. We have been doing our community thanksgiving dinner on the Sunday BEFORE T'giving to accommodate those who plan their own family stuff or to be out of town on the actual day. I missed it this year because I was still on the east coast finishing up with the East Coast Cohousing Conference, but I'm told it was the best ever! People sign up to bring various courses, or to be in charge of decorations or set up. This year those who bought the turkeys and flowers for decoration will be reimbursed (cost shared by all those who ate); other dishes are contributed. Guests (priority goes to alumni/ae--people who used to live here but don't anymore) are not asked to pay anything but are asked to bring a bottle of wine as well as a dish to share. This year, for the first time we paid a couple of people (not community members) to come in to do the cleanup. Everyone who attended agrees that this was a major contributor to this year's celebration being the best on record for us. Starting next year, however, we will probably try doing big dinner on the Saturday before T'giving instead of Sunday. It is a little much to go back to school or work the next day after such a big meal and party without a day to recuperate. Joani
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