Three Rivers vets, other student clubs donate 80 Thanksgiving dinners to the Norwich Vet Center.

Norwich —The Three Rivers Community College Veterans Organization, with help from the school's other student clubs, donated 80 Thanksgiving dinners to the Norwich Vet Center.

Historically, the organization has donated between 20 and 50 turkeys to the Vet Center. This year, the president of the organization, Marie Parry, wanted to change that to donations of whole meals, and she wanted to meet the needs of the center, which was over 75 dinners.

Fourteen student organizations pulled together to donate all the necessary items: Student Programs Office, Student Government Association, Business Club, SIGMA, Video Game Club, Anime Club, Campus Activity Board, SAGE, Student Nursing Association, Three Rivers United Environmentalists, Karaoke Club, American Institute of Architecture Students and the Three Rivers Aquatic Activists. Two outside organizations from the community also donated food and resources, the Stitch Chicks of the North Franklin Quilt Shop and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association – Nathan Hale Chapter.

So much was gathered that, after the 80 baskets were pulled together for the Vet Center, there was enough left over to donate to the Three Rivers food pantry and other local Thanksgiving drives.


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