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Greet­ings & Sa­lu­ta­tions! Here’s what’s new this week in the Stan­dard Com­mu­nity…

From our home to yours, Happy Thanks­giv­ing! May your bless­ings out­num­ber the au­tumn leaves!

Did you know… The first Thanks­giv­ing feast in the U.S. was held in 1621 when the Pil­grims cel­e­brated their har­vest. How­ever, the Amer­i­cans did not in­vent Thanks­giv­ing. English nav­i­ga­tor Martin Fro­bisher held a cel­e­bra­tion of thanks in 1578 in what is now New­found­land as he had sur­vived the long jour­ney over the seas. In 1879 Par­lia­ment de­clared Novem­ber 6 to be a Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day, and then af­ter World War I both Ar­mistice Day and Thanks­giv­ing were cel­e­brated on the Mon­day of the week in which Novem­ber 11 fell. In 1931 Ar­mistice Day be­came Re­mem­brance Day, and then on Jan­uary 31, 1957, par­lia­ment de­clared Thanks­giv­ing to be held ev­ery year on the first Mon­day in Oc­to­ber.

Join in fel­low­ship and fun at the next potluck sup­per and meet­ing for the 50+ Se­nior’s Club on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 16, at 6:30 p.m.

A re­minder… The Stan­dard Mu­nic­i­pal Li­brary in­vites you to join in at their 29th an­nual Ham & Oys­ter Sup­per Fundraiser with a 50/50 raf­fle. This event will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19, 2018, from 5 – 7 p.m. Spe­cial guest Caleigh Ha­worth from Marigold Li­brary Sys­tem will be on hand with her eReader “Pet­ting Zoo”, to an­swer all your eRe­source ques­tions. All pro­ceeds will go to your lo­cal li­brary. Thank you for your sup­port!

Quote of the week… “There is al­ways, al­ways some­thing to be thank­ful for.” – Au­thor un­known.

This is Adreena re­port­ing for the Vil­lage of Stan­dard. Dead­line for sub­mis­sion is Fri­day for the fol­low­ing week. Please sub­mit news items to the stan­dard­[email protected] , phone 403-644-3995 or stop in at the li­brary. Have a great week friends!

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