Gannon University’s Social Work Club Hosts 39th Annual Christmas Dinner
Posted: December 3, 2016
Gannon University's Social Work Club will host its 39th annual
Christmas Dinner from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held in
Beyer Hall Cafeteria, 628 Peach St. It is one example of Gannon
University's focus on service and volunteerism and welcomes
everyone in the community.
Attendees will be treated to a free, full turkey dinner prepared
by Metz Culinary Management, which provides dining management
services at Gannon University. Metz will also provide presents for
all children in attendance, including several bicycles. All the
decorations, including completely decorated Christmas trees, will
be given to families who attend. The event will also include a
visit from Santa Claus.
Up to 500 people are expected to attend the event, which is
organized by Gannon University's Social Work Club. Lydia Archinal,
a junior social work major from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, is the
president of the club that organized the efforts of around 100
volunteers who bought presents for the children, conducted
fundraising events and solicited donations from local
Gannon University student organizations including the African
Student Union, Global Unity at Gannon University (GU2), Lambda
Sigma honor society, Gannon Gamers Guild and many others were
instrumental in the success of this very large undertaking.
"Personally, it's one of the reasons I came to Gannon University
to be a social work major," Archinal said. "When I was a high
school senior visiting campus, my tour guide took me to the dinner,
so this will be my fourth dinner and third as a Gannon