Most the leaves are down and collecting in scattered heaps in front of our lawns; the weather is unusually warm for this time of year but just wait; This won’t last long.

We are starting to think of deer hunting, recipes sharing and gathering our families and friends in honor of Thanksgiving.

In fact, that’s how Thanksgiving began was from the first successful harvest between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims arrival off The Mayflower in 1621. The men went hunting and produced various fowl and several deer for the first thanksgiving meal. The bounty was seasoned with traditional Native Americans spices and flavors.

It was George Washington, in 1789, who issues a proclamation encouraging citizens to use this time to show gratitude for our newly gained independence. Finally, in 1863, it took Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. This came about at the height of the civil war. He asked all war-weird Americans to help one another heal through the expression of gratitude. Lincoln marked the last Thursday of November as the day of Thanksgiving.

We have been taught to use the approaching holiday as a time to reflect on achievements, lessons, and improvements over the past year. We also gather closely with family and friends to express our gratitude for one another’s support and friendship.

So to continue this year with the Thanksgiving tradition we have included the links below to help you find fun activities with your family and friends.

Please use the links to search fun activities with family and friends at Thanksgiving

We wish you FUN and LAUGHTER at your THANKSGIVING Gathering!