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!