Rebekah Thanksgiving Dinner

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Come on down to the IOOF Hall this Sunday. Bring family and friends to this yearly treat. Turkey and all the fixins’ and all those wonderful desserts. The Rebekah ladies make a meal that can’t be beat!!!

 

Some interesting facts about Thanksgiving…

President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. It was to be celebrated the last Thursday of November to boost the Union army’s morale.

Thanksgiving now occurs on the fourth Thursday in November. This was the date set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941.

The Wampanoag Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and helped the Pilgrims survive their first winter. The Wampanoags were invited to the first Thanksgiving meal. Massasoit was their chief.

Virginia became the first Southern state to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855.

Thanksgiving became a national holiday thanks to Sarah Hale, who was an editor of a woman’s magazine called The Godey’s Lady’s Book. She wrote tirelessly in her editorials seeking a national day of thanksgiving. She was also the author of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

The turkey is usually the main course of most households during this celebration. It is a customary dinner which serves as a reminder of the four wild turkeys that were served at the first Thanksgiving feast.

A wattle is the loose skin under a male turkey’s neck. The snood is the fleshy protuberance on the forehead of turkeys.

A full-grown turkey has about 3, 500 feathers.

A baby turkey is called a poult or chick. Male turkeys are called toms; females are hens. A group of wild turkeys is called a flock, a group of domesticated turkeys is commonly referred to as a rafter.