Don We Now our White Aprons

holiday spiritThe 15th Annual Sodexho Holiday Dinner, held in Harmon Hall on Tuesday, December 13, featured seasonal music and decor, servers in white aprons who strongly resembled faculty and staff members, and the great elf himself, Jolly Old Saint Nick. The following night, faculty and staff enjoyed their own special holiday repast in Plumley Armory, with entertainment by SNAFU.

Every December, on the night before finals, Norwich faculty and staff serve the students dinner, from pouring eggnog to busing tables. elves on staffFaculty and staff view the dinner as an opportunity to wish the students well just before the start of exams, as well as provide them with an event that will get them into the holiday spirit. The tradition was started by Joe Sabol in the early nineties and has been continuous ever since.

This year, the Corps wore dress blues, adding an air of formality and decorum to the occasion.

The holiday menu featured elegantly carved roast beef topped with burgundy gravy, chicken marsala, and stuffed vegetable lasagna, while the dessert line groaned under mounds of mouth-watering candy and festive jellyrolls in the shape of Yule logs.

illumination ceremony
Prior to the traditional meal, Norwich continued another revered holiday tradition, Illumination Night. Carolers rang in the season with song, followed by the annual lighting of the tree outside White Chapel, and carillon music performed by senior Rachel Smith.