Thanksgiving dinner by the numbers

Each year Gettysburg College's Dining Center hosts Thanksgiving dinner for more than 2,000 students. Seated with their friends, students are served a roasted turkey with all the fixings by more than 100 faculty and staff. Students carve their own turkeys and celebrate the approaching holidays with their friends.

This year, 224 fresh turkeys were prepared along with:

  • 68 pounds of fresh baby carrots
  • 108 pounds of cranberry orange apple relish
  • 365 pounds of corn
  • 58 gallons of turkey gravy
  • 845 pounds of stuffing
  • 1,050 pounds of mashed potatoes
  • 360 pounds of baked yams
  • 1888 slices of pumpkin pie
  • 3168 dinner rolls

This year, students also submitted photos to the Thanksgiving Dinner at Gettysburg College blog. Read the blog.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2011


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