DMACC Southridge Center student Ilona Sovalova of Urbandale waits for her plate full of free turkey, mashed potatoes and all of the traditional Thanksgiving Day trimmings at the DMACC Southridge Center. Sovalova is originally from the Ukraine. She is taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
DMACC Southridge Center first-year Welding student Shane Deephippen of Indianola enjoys his free turkey dinner, complements of the Southridge Center.
Norwalk student Cameron Powell enjoys the green bean casserole at the free dinner served at the Southridge Center. Powell is enrolled as a second year student in the Welding program.
DMACC Southridge Center nursing student Christy Edwards of Des Moines prepares to dig in to her free turkey dinner.
First-year pre-nursing student Alyssa Morrow of Indianola takes her plate of food to a table at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Southridge Center.
English as a Second Language (ESL) students Cindy Osal and Yenniree Rodriguez, both of Des Moines, enjoy the pumpkin pie with whipped cream at the free Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Southridge Center.
Miguel Ceballos (third from left) from Des Moines poses with DMACC Southridge Center staff members Eric Sundermeyer, Mayo Neville and Paige Keller. Ceballos is enrolled in HiSET classes at the Southridge Center.
Students are served free turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, roll and butter, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream, at the Southridge Center.
Southridge Center students, faculty and staff could also write messages and hang them on the “thanksgiving tree” over the noon hour.
An inflatable turkey greeted the Southridge Center students as they entered the room for their free edible turkey dinner.