As the canned food drive rolls into its final days, the annual Thanksgiving Potluck keeps getting closer and closer.
This year’s dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and Athens Ridge is providing turkey and ham. Residents are asked to bring a side dish. The festivities will take place at the clubhouse.
“Teresa [Suarez, Athens Ridge Property Manager] said last year was a lot of fun,” Elizabeth Beall, Resident Relations and Marketing Manager for Athens Ridge said.
The dinner is a way for Athens Ridge residents and management to come together and celebrate the holiday before residents leave for home.
The dinner is also the deadline for the canned food drive. By having the deadline on the same day as the dinner, Athens Ridge hopes that it will be more convenient for students to donate their canned items.
This year, the food drive is a competition between the streets at Athens Ridge. The street that raises the most food will be awarded a prize, and the competition will be measured by percentage of food raised per street.
This means that although Redwood Lane has the most houses, they may not necessarily win the competition. The amount of food will be measured against how many houses are on the street that raises the food. Then, a percentage will be taken, and that number will determine the winner.
“Basically, we just wanted it to be fair,” Beall said, adding that currently Redwood Lane is in the lead with Black Oak in second place.
The prize will be a free pizza delivered to each house on the winning street.
So, come on out to the Thanksgiving Potluck. Give thanks, and break bread with your neighbors. And if you haven’t already, bring some canned food for those less fortunate than you.
There is still time to help your street win the competition, and there is always time to help someone in need.