By Katie Merritt / Staff Writer
“A Joyful Feast,” the annual potluck holiday dinner hosted by the student organization To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), will take place this Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Raritan Valley Community College’s Atrium. The potluck is free of charge and open to the public.
Since the mission of TWLOHA is to create a safe environment for people to be themselves in a supportive community, the members want to provide RVCC students and staff an opportunity to relax and socialize without the usual pressure of social gatherings.
TWLOHA is asking guests to help create the Thanksgiving-like dinner by contributing a hot entrée, side dish, dessert or beverage.
“We’re a community. We’re a family. We accept everybody; it’s a judgment-free zone. So come on down and bring what you got!” said Christine Hatfield, president of TWLOHA.
This invitation extends beyond RVCC. Hatfield, who is bringing her parents to the potluck, emphasizes that everyone is welcome. “The more the merrier!” she says.
TWLOHA is also asking for donations of clothing, shoes, purses, linens, towels or soft toys—all in gently used condition—to send to people in need. These items are accepted at the potluck or can be placed in the donation boxes located around campus until the end of Nov.
TWLOHA members emphasize that it is especially important during the holidays to belong to a supportive community. They said that those who accept the invitation to A Joyful Feast are welcome into the TWLOHA family.
Members of TWLOHA will play music at the potlcuk.
TWLOHA can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.