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The history/meaning of Thanksgiving


Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Features

By Connor Benson

As you all know, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For many of us, the meaning of Thanksgiving usually includes feasting, four-day weekends, football games, and getting together with family. The “first Thanksgiving” was just a simple gathering following the Mayflower’s arrival at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The Pilgrim’s suffered a huge loss of their original colonists, losing almost half. With the help of Indians, the remaining Pilgrims survived the extremely cold winter and yielded a very successful harvest in 1621. To celebrate that harvest, the Pilgrims and natives had a three day celebration of a “Thanksgiving” feast.

This Thanksgiving meal would not be celebrated again until June of 1676. One hundred years later, in October 1777, all 13 colonies participated in a one-time Thanksgiving celebration, which commemorated the patriotic victory over the British at Saratoga. It would be another 150 years to establish Thanksgiving as we celebrate it today. George Washington made it a national holiday in 1789. President Lincoln made it the last Thursday in November in 1863, and Congress made it a legal holiday in 1941.

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated mostly in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.

The things I enjoy most about Thanksgiving are getting to see the family that I usually don’t get to see throughout the year. I think it is so great to have everyone together for a big meal and making memories. One of my favorite memories is watching the Thanksgiving Day football games and making bets on what teams will win. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is definitely pumpkin pie.

For some, they like to include shopping on their Thanksgiving Day. Over the past few years, there has been a lot of controversy on that. Some say Thanksgiving is all about tradition and think it is just robbing employees of holiday time. Many are trying to boycott shopping on this day. Some see this as Thanksgiving being overlooked. Others feel that companies are putting profit over family.

Some companies are closed over Thanksgiving and Christmas because they feel those are family-oriented days.

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ACT on Alzheimer’s December program

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

On Tuesday, December 1 at 5 p.m., you are invited to attend a Free Community Presentation hosted by Harmony’s ACT on Alzheimer’s Action Committee in the downstairs Fellowship Hall at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. The topic is “ ..... 
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Red Cross encourages blood donations to help ensure a sufficient supply throughout the holidays

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in All Features

Oct. 30, 2015 – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. A seasonal decline in donations often occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when dono ..... 
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Lanesboro to participate in Small Business Saturday with “Winter Windows” event

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

In an effort to encourage holiday shopping close to home, the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday®, presents several events on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, Small Business Saturday 2015. Lan ..... 
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Drury’s celebrates 90 years

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

After ninety years in business, Drury’s in Fountain, Minn. has many reasons to celebrate. Not only has the family owned business remained a staple on main street of Fountain since 1925, it continues to evolve and grow with the addition of member ..... 
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Center for the Arts renovation officially begins

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

Tuesday afternoon local and state officials celebrated the beginning of the Phase I renovation project of the Chatfield Center for the Arts. In the late spring of 2014, a bill authorizing the funding of several construction projects across the stat ..... 
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Trapping

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in All Features

By Alex Mengis Here in Southeast Minnesota, we are just a couple of weeks into trapping season. Trapping has been not only a source of food, clothing, and money for thousands of years, but mostly a way of life for many. In the recent decades, m ..... 
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Friends Of The Root River to hold annual meeting November 19

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Friends of the Root River (FORR) will hold their first Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 19 at the Chatfield Public Library meeting room. Anyone interested in learning more about the non-profit organization is invited to attend. The evening ..... 
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M-C Football

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in All Features

By Tanner Fairchild It was towards the end of the school year my junior year. Coach Urbaniak was having a meeting with my classmates about what he expects for the summer and next year’s football season. He told me I should come and listen, so I d ..... 
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