American Turkish Friendship Association celebrated Thanksgiving on November 21 with members of all layers of the community. Guests enjoyed traditional American and Turkish food. Program coordinator of ATFA, Serdar Tonbul, thanked guests for joining ATFA to celebrate this very special holiday.

He also announced ATFA and Hizmet Relief’s Blanket Drive for Syrian Refugees, and introduced the special guest of the night, Professor Zeki Saritoprak from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies of John Carroll University. Professor Saritoprak spoke about the meaning of being thankful and the importance of it, called the audience not to take their good fortunes for granted and to be thankful for the opportunity to get together in peace in a diverse community.