Irene Rolston is an instructor who will be sharing Thanksgiving with her 22-year-old son. They are looking for 1 student to join them for dinner, conversation, and possibly games.
Pets: 1 large Border Collie dog, 1 small Springer Spaniel puppy, and a medium size African Grey parrot
Time: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Menu: Salmon, chicken potatoes, salad or other green vegetable, pumpkin pie, wine/beer
Dress: Casual dress
Dave and Amanda Carmichael are an OSU electrician and a nurse who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 14-year-old daughter. They are looking for up to 2 students to help them prepare traditional foods (by watching and helping if interested), converse at the table (everyone is asked to share something they are thankful for), play card/board games, and maybe take a walk.
Pets: 2 cats and 2 dogs
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Menu: Turkey, ham, sweet and russet potatoes, broccoli, salad, mixed vegetables, pies
Dress: Casual comfortable dress, coat, hat, gloves in case weather permits a walk
Giovanna and Kevin are an instructor and researcher at OSU who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 16-year-old son. They are looking for up to 2 students to join them for a casual Thanksgiving with family and friends. Students should be prepared, there are pets and they are part of the family (not at the table!).
Pets: 1 large German Shepard dog, 1 VERY large Great Pyrenees dog, and 2 cats
Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Menu: Traditional Thanksgiving meal
Dress: Dressy/Casual dress, jeans are fine if they are nice and clean
Diana and Darrell McElmurry are a client services representative at the veterinary teaching hospital and an instructional designer who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 10-year-old son. They are looking for up to 2 students to share a traditional American Turkey dinner and conversation. Darrell is a musician and would be happy if guests would like to join in music or play board/card games. At dinner each person will express something they are thankful for and there will be a Christian prayer before the meal (students will not be required to participate, but are asked to be respectful).
Pets: 1 small dog and 1 cat
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Menu: Traditional American Turkey Dinner with stuffing, gravy, potatoes/yams, vegetables, pie, sparkling cider or wine, tea/coffee.
Roberto and Terri Linares are an OSU Instructor and a mortgage banker who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 20-year-old daughter and extended family in Woodburn and Salem. They are looking for 1 student to join share a traditional American Turkey dinner and conversation with Terri's family in Woodburn and dessert and conversation with Roberto's family in Salem. Activities for the day also include watching football.
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Menu: Traditional American Turkey Dinner with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, salad, rice, and pie.
Dress: Casual but "nice"
Christiane Loehr and William Baxter are a Veterinary Pathology professor at OSU and an information technology consultant who will be sharing Thanksgiving with a graduate student and their friends (a husband and wife and their 5-year-old son). They are looking for up to 3 students to share a dinner, conversation, and play board/card games.
Pets: 7 chickens outside in the coop
Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Menu: appetizers, turkey, squash, mashed potatoes, dessert, beverages include water, sparkling water, apple juice, optional wine or beer
Thomas and Ann Bateman are retired community members who will be sharing Thanksgiving with friends who have traveled and lived internationally. They are looking for up to 2 students to join them for a meal, conversation, and possibly table games. A prayer will be said before the meal, but students need only be respectfully silent.
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Menu: Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, salad, vegetable, pie
Dress: Casual dress (jeans okay)