Wittenberg University and Springfield Promise Neighborhood Host Community Thanksgiving Dinner
For the second year, the Wittenberg University Sigma Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) invites Clark County residents to the Springfield Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, 20 West Ferncliff Place.
Community members can enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal for $5 per person, and current Lincoln Elementary students eat for free. Tickets can be purchased before the event or at the door.
In an effort to build strong community ties and raise awareness for the Promise Neighborhood initiatives, programming will include the recognition of community leaders and performances by the Project Jericho Family Choir and Wittenberg's Just Eve.
Event director and education major Ben Imlay, class of 2014 from Westerville, Ohio, has high expectations for this year’s dinner, hoping to serve and celebrate Thanksgiving with more than 1,000 community members.
All proceeds from the event will go toward the Springfield Promise Neighborhood’s efforts to alleviate poverty and improve education within the community. The Springfield Promise Neighborhood, a collaborative, neighborhood-based effort to ensure the academic and social success of Springfield and Clark County students, was inspired by New York-based social activist and educator Geoffrey Canada, who created the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) in New York City.
To find out more about the Springfield Promise Neighborhood, visit www.springfieldpromise.com.
If you have questions or need transportation, contact Imlay at (614) 570-7724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.