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If the scent of pumpkins wafts across campus Sunday night, it is probably from the Student Activ­ities Board’s Thanks­giving dinner.

At 5:30 p.m., stu­dents will gather for a Thanks­giving dinner spon­sored by the 1844 Society and the Student Activ­ities Board. Stu­dents can RSVP through a link in the student activ­ities newsletter emails and pick up their tickets in the Grewcock Student Union. The tickets are intended to help everyone get seated more quickly.

The dinner is intended to foster com­munity.

“There’s some­thing unique about this college. Its com­munity is like a family,” Assistant Director of Student Activ­ities Hank Prim said. “This dinner’s goal is to bring together that sense of com­munity to give thanks for all the blessings we’ve been afforded as a college family.”

Doors open at 5 p.m., and there will be live acoustic music.

“Thanks­giving is a time for family to get together and share what we’re thankful for,” freshman Richard Frost said.

While the dinner is a rel­a­tively new event, some have wanted it for a while.

“The dinner is some­thing that Dr. Arnn has always wanted: a Thanks­giving dinner with the stu­dents,” said Ashlyn Landherr, director of student activ­ities.