I stand corrected. Thanksgiving was not founded by the Pilgrims, according to Kerry Messer. In her article “Meet the (Homeschool) Mother of Thanksgiving,” she presents the accomplishments of Sarah Josepha Hale. Not only did she write the book that influenced famous writers like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Louisa May Alcott, and Washington Irving but also medical pioneers like Oliver Wendell Holmes, Florence Nightingale, and Elizabeth Blackwell. Although Thanksgiving was celebrated in different colonies and later states at vaiouus time throughout early America, it was Sarah Hale who convinced Abraham Lincoln to make it offical for the entire nation.
According to Wikipedia, Lincoln set the day of Thanksgiving as the last Thursday of November beginning in 1863.
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Things to DoOpportunities to help the needy. Visit the Caring Place webpage.Get your pizza, pizza, movies and other goodies. You can now get Marco pizza and rent a movie at Family Video at the same time and same place. Or, get happy pizza at the other new pizzeria Ha Ha Pizza on Main St. You can pick up dessert at Harvest Moon bakery just a couple of storefronts away.Read a locally focused anthology of short stories, Flights of Fiction, written by local writers and available at amazon.com.ShopXenia.com for more information.For art and entertainment go to the Xenia Area Community Theater (X*ACT) website.
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