A Special Thanks for Clear Sidewalks, Hot Meals

By Purnell T. Cropper | February 1, 2011

By Jordyn Austin ’14

A Special Thank You To the Dining Hall Staff and Groundskeepers of Arcadia University,

As a student at Arcadia, I know I speak for all of us when I say thank you very much. Thank you for the beautifully shoveled walkways that you had cleared out before the snow had even stopped falling. Thank you for the hot meals that you came to the Dining Hall to prepare for us when it was difficult just to get on campus.

We students enjoyed our snow day. We enjoyed having off from classes, building snowmen, and waging snowball wars. But we enjoyed even more being able to walk around on immaculately cleared sidewalks and coming into delicious, hot dinners.

We noticed you, the people who plowed and shoveled far into the night while the thickly falling flakes all but blotted out the meager lighting from street lamps. When lightning was flashing and a nasty combination of sleet and snow fell down in torrents, we heard you toiling away, clearing passageways, protecting the Dome, maintaining our campus.

Those of us who actually tried to get off campus on Wednesday night or Thursday appreciate how nearly impossible it was. Septa was not running, roads were either completely impassable or highly treacherous. We admired those of you who came in anyway to run the Dining Hall, to feed us. We’re not quite sure how you did it, how you were able to get around in that wintery wonderland, but we deeply appreciate your efforts.

Thank you, all of you, for making—and keeping—Arcadia University beautiful, safe, functional, and comfortable. We very much appreciate all that you do.