Whitman College’s Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity members cooked a staggering 250 pounds of turkey last week in preparation for a long-standing tradition: the TKE Thanksgiving Dinner. On Nov. 18, just as students were preparing to leave for their own Thanksgiving holiday, fraternity members served up a free and festive traditional Thanksgiving meal to about 150 people from the Walla Walla community.
“We usually have a large contingent of people from the nearby Oddfellows retirement home and a large number of elderly people in the Walla Walla community, along with underprivileged families,” said Jonah Stotsky ’10, the TKE philanthrophy chair.
Stotsky believes that such opportunities to “share our blessings” with those outside the Whitman community are integral to the TKE mission. “Charity is a priority of the TKE house,” he said.