Thanksgiving Harvest Hoedown thrown to connect students to clubs


Thomas Santos

ARC's veterans club was one of the clubs that attended the club day on Nov.20. The proceeds from the event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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American River College and the Associated Student Body Club and Events Board hosted their third club day of the semester Thursday, with proceeds going to support wounded veterans.

The event’s theme was Thanksgiving Harvest Hoedown.

The event was originally scheduled to be held outside but was moved inside the student center because of Thursday’s rain.

All proceeds from food purchases will be going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Latinos Unidas served “elotes,” a cheesy corn. Club H.O.P.E. served spring rolls and egg rolls, and Club Veg Fit serving baked potatoes to interested students at the event.

“(Club Day) is a great experience for students to explore extracurricular activities that they may not be aware of,” said Abigail Barnes of American River College’s Model United Nations club.

Barnes also added that school clubs “may benefit (students) in the future.”

CAEB opened the stage and the microphone for fellow students, with CAEB President Jeremy Diefenbacher serving as the master of ceremonies, making various announcements throughout the event.

“It’s a nice turnout for being inside,” said Tonantein Miranda of the Native American Resource Center.

Students passing by the Student Center stopped by and checked out the multitude of accommodations set out by participating clubs.

“I actually love (the event) and I don’t like country music all that much,” said Nia Mitchell, a member of the Fierce LGBTA student organization.

“I get to work with my buddies in spreading the word on our way of life,” she said.

The Thanksgiving Hoedown is ARC’s way of celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday this year and is a way for CAEB to give back to their community.