Alpha Psi Lambda hosts first Friendsgiving dinner

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Alpha Psi Lambda from Lindenwood Univerisity, Washington University in St. Louis, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during Friendsgiving dinner on November 16, 2018.
Photo in courtesy of Alpha Psi Lambda Lindenwood

SANDY LEEGUMJORN | Reporter

Alpha Psi Lambda members from Lindenwood, Washington University and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville gathered together Friday to share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a few Latin touches.

Alpha Psi Lambda members Ariana Nasi, Maria Gomez, Genesis Rodriguez and Jakelin Gonzalez at the Friendsgiving dinner on Friday.
Photo by Sandy Leegumjorn

Alongside traditional American fare, the menu included fried plantain and empanadas and baked pastries, which are Latin American traditional sides.

The dinner took place as part of the co-ed Latino fraternity’s first Friendsgiving dinner Friday.

In addition to dining together, the members played games, danced and shared stories with each other.

Alpha Psi Lambda member Genesis Rodriguez said she knows members from Lindenwood Alpha Psi Lambda well so it is a good idea to host the Friendsgiving dinner with other universities too.

“It is nice to know the Alpha Psi Lambda members from other universities,” she said.