Do you like chicken, mac and cheese, collard greens, catfish, and peach cobbler? All will be on the menu for the 18th Annual Soul Food Dinner. Each year, the Black Student Union sponsors the event.
“People can look forward to great food and lots of it, so no one will leave hungry,” said senior Anthony Fuller the president of the Black Student Union and main organizer of the event.
Soul food is also known as comfort food mostly associated with southern recipes and will “make you feel full and content,” said SeiQuest Williams the vice-president of BSU.
The event will include four main parts: an introduction, dinner, live entertainment, and awards. The theme of the night, African-American inventors, will be incorporated into the introduction. The award portion of the night will honor graduating seniors as well as those who have helped make the event a success.
This is Fuller’s fourth year helping out with the event. “Each year we hope to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide a positive experience to all those that come.”
The BSU hopes that the event will allow members of the community to experience something different from the norm and bridge the gap between the understanding of other cultures.
“It’s an opportunity to experience food and culture that is not necessarily common to the Stevens Point area,” said Williams.
This dinner is only one of the few events and activities that the Black Student Union participates in throughout the year. Other activities include Gospel Fest (coming up on April 30), The Portage County Cultural Festival, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and the Boys and Girls group home in Stevens Point.
“We truly care about our community and want to unite everyone with our efforts in putting on this event,” said Fuller.
The dinner will be held in the Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center on Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the UWSP Information and Ticket Center. Tickets are $13 for general admission and $8.00 for a student or child under 13 years-old.