Holidays mean it’s time for food, family, and fun

Terrisa Mays

It is that time of year again, to get together with family, watch football games and of course, eat a big meal.
A common way of celebrating Thanksgiving is with delicious turkey and more food dishes to extend stomachs. As always, Thanksgiving cannot pass without the thought of pumpkin pie.
MCC student Ashley Reader, 21, heads up North with her family each year to her grandma’s house in Prescott.
“I always look forward to my grandma’s pumpkin pie. It’s one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving,” Reader said.
Thanksgiving is more than just having a giant feast with family and friends, there are always special traditions and activities.
Brittany Holt, 19, said that November is one of her favorite months of the year.
“We always celebrate my birthday and Thanksgiving at the same time. So I have pie and brownies every year since brownies are my favorite,” Holt said.
Sara Lidman, 21, has to brush up on her card playing skills for the holiday.
“We go to my aunt’s house every year and we play poker to decide who we have to get Christmas gifts for,” Lidman said.
Kyle Smith, 19, travels each holiday down to Tucson to see family for the occasion.
“Pretty much our whole extended family lives in Tucson, so we go down there and spend the afternoon with my dad’s side of the family and then the rest of the time with my mom’s side, so we have two Thanksgivings in one day,” Smith said.
“My family also has a chili party the night before Thanksgiving, where we have a bunch of family and friends come over to eat and party.”
No matter what the holidays bring, enjoy the time spent with close ones and give thanks as the holiday season starts.

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