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Holiday away from home

Staff writer

Tabor College business professor Jayakar Dalavai is offering to serve Thanksgiving Day dinner to Tabor students who will not be traveling home for the holiday.

Dalavai and his wife, Julie, are making a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal, but they are also adding dishes from their native India: whole chickens, basmati rice, and Naan as examples.

Dalavai has lived in the U.S. for 35 years, although most of his family lives in Dallas. He is discouraged that no one has committed to dinner even though he advertised to students.

“The only qualification is it is for students who cannot go home,” Dalavai said.

He said he and his wife could entertain as many as 10 students at his modest Hillsboro home. If the weather does not cooperate with traveling students, he could feed more guests.

“My wife has a lot of patience,” Dalavai said. “She loves to do this.”

The meal is exclusively for students, who needed to let Dalavai know by today if they were attending. The dinner starts at noon.

Last modified Nov. 23, 2010