Students offer plans for Thanksgiving
By Maddy Warren
Editor In Chief
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference Nov. 15 announcing new COVID-19 restrictions. The restrictions run Nov. 18 to Dec. 8, with the intent to slow the spread of the virus during the pandemic.
With Thanksgiving coming up next week, LCC students shared their family traditions, and what they will do differently this year, if anything, due to the pandemic.
Alex Schneider, an education major, shared his Thanksgiving family traditions.
“We go to my grandparents’ house,” Schneider said. “There we always eat spinach pie, green bean casserole, turkey, ham, oyster casserole and squash.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent restrictions put in place by the state, Schneider said there won’t be as many people celebrating the holiday at his grandma’s house this year.
Erica Trojanowicz is an LCC student working toward her general associate’s degree. She shared her Thanksgiving traditions.
“My family and I … normally eat the same foods such as mashed potatoes, turkey, fruit salad, and stuffing,” Trojanowicz said. “One of the activities we usually do every year is we will sit in a circle and go around the table telling one or two things that everybody is thankful for.”
Trojanowicz said she is not sure about her family’s plans for Thanksgiving this year, but said they will probably do things differently as she has a grandparent at high-risk.
Bayelee Hodge is currently a transfer studies major at LCC. She said her family usually goes to her grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving to eat and watch football. Hodge said she normally goes to her boyfriend’s house afterward to go Black Friday shopping.
“Not much will change for me, my grandma said we are still doing Thanksgiving no matter the circumstances,” Hodge said. “This will be my first Thanksgiving without my grandpa, so things will be a little different. Well, we are all still going to be celebrating and eating some good food.”
All three students said their favorite thing about Thanksgiving is getting to spend time with their families. They all plan on celebrating the holiday in some form during the pandemic, even if it is different from what they typically do.