NHS members and both parent and community volunteers banded together on Friday, November 17, 2017, for the annual Chicken Dinner. Volunteers arrived as early as 4:00 a.m. the morning of the event and were off to a solid start due to the previous days of meticulous preparation.
High schoolers of the Society stood armed with serving spoons and heat-resistant gloves as they dismissed longing thoughts of the approaching fall break in the dinner-box packaging line. Volunteers ran in and out of the front doors of the upper school to deliver plates to hungry drivers. Parents and grill-masters fed like a line of ants into the side of the building, in and out, with 50-gallon coolers of steaming chicken and pastry carts loading with green beans and potatoes.
After the dinner-box lines ran out of vitals and the student volunteers had mastered the walkie-talkie system at the upper school, the Society members split up between the two campuses to sell the remaining chicken dinners after hours. Gymnasium students even worked through 6th period voluntarily to scrub the cooking vessels. Based on boxes sold, barbecue sauce-stains, and benevolent teamwork, the day was a grand success.