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Activities for Veterans Day

Veterans Day activities afford the schools and the local community an excellent opportunity to produce a variety of cooperative programs. Participation by patriotic organizations can enhance the projects suggested in this guide.

Turkey Lore

Early explorers to the New World quickly acquired a taste for turkey and took birds back to Europe. By the 1500s, turkeys were raised domestically in Italy, France and England…

Thanksgiving Gift Baskets

If you need a nice gift baskets to send to your college student away from home for the holidays, or for your parents or grandparents as a nice holiday treat, then you’ll love the special assortment that we’ve gathered together for you for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Costumes

If you’re looking for costumes for your Thanksgiving Day pagent, then you’ve come to the right place. We have costumes to dress up you or your child as either a Pilgrim or a Native American Indian. Native American Indian Costumes Native American Warrior Adult Made with Leather Look fabric! Indian Warrior Deluxe Large Fight for your indian princess in this high quality costume! Indian Boy Small Make playtime exciting with this Indian costume. Indian Boy Medium Indian Boy Large Running Bull Child Small A great Indian costume, perfect for pageants and plays! Running Bull Child Medium Running Bull Child Large Indian Girl Small Indian Girl Costume. Indian Girl Medium Indian Girl Large Pilgrim Costumes Pilgrim Girl Child Small A lovely pilgrim costume perfect for plays and Thanksgiving. Pilgrim Girl Child Medium Pilgrim Girl Child Large Pilgrim Woman Adult Small A great lady pilgrim at a reasonable price! Pilgrim Woman Adult Medium Pilgrim Woman Adult Large Pilgrim Woman Adult XL Pilgrim Man Adult Large Classic Pilgrim costume great for Thanksgiving & Halloween. Pilgrim Man Adult Plus XL Pilgrim Man Adult Plus 2X ...

Thanksgiving Day

United States citizens realize there’’s more to be thankful for during our Thanksgiving Day celebration. Learn about the history of this important US holiday…

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Autumn Brights Vase – JustFlowers.com This exquisite creation, overflowing with a cornucopia of beautiful, expressive fall flowers is sure to delight. Autumn Beauty Bouquet – JustFlowers.com Send this unique arrangement as a testament of your original taste, and high regard for a special someone. The Warmth of Autumn – JustFlowers.com Make a big statement with this lavish autumnal arrangement of radiant flowers. Autumn Riches Centerpiece – JustFlowers.com An ode to autumn. This lively melange is truly inspiring. Mosaic Fall Wreath – JustFlowers.com Make a scene with this stylish melange of Nature’s autumnal bounty. Grapevine base, salal, oak leaves, rye, morrison, brownii, broom bloom, moss. Cite this… (new...

The Pilgrims in American Culture – Thanksgiving

  Pilgrims in American Culture – Thanksgiving What was the first Thanksgiving really like? The answer is more complicated than you would think.   Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum of 17th century Plymouth, has assembled a collection of primary source documents and articles about the event. These documents include first-hand accounts from Governor William Bradford and Master Edward Winslow, leaders of the Plymouth colony. If you’re looking for the real facts behind the tradition, this is an invaluable resource. Of particular interest: The “First Thanksgiving:” You are the Historian – HIstory Interactive Partakers of Out Plenty the “First Thanksgiving” Meal – Find out what they ate at the first Thanksgiving. Who Attended the 1621 “First Thanksgiving? Source: Plimoth-on-web Cite this… (new...

Patriotic Costumes

Show your patriotic spirit with one of these fun 4th of July costumes. 4th of July Cheerleader Costumes Patriotic Cheerleader Blue Velvet Child Small (6-8) Support the home team! Patriotic Cheerleader Blue Velvet Child Large (10-12) Support the home team! Peace Hat USA Peace Hand Hat What do you get when you cross the sign of peace with the American Flag? Statue of Liberty Costumes Statue Of Liberty The grand old lady herself! Statue of Liberty Torch (Latex) The finishing touch for your Liberty costume. Uncle Sam Costumes Uncle Sam Costume Adult “WE WANT YOU!” Hat Uncle Sam, Felt A great 4th of July hat! Uncle Sam Mask You can’t go wrong with Uncle Sam! Uncle Sam Hats Adult Great for plays or patriotic costumes! Uncle Sam Foam Hat A great hat for your Halloween costume or for 4th! Cite this… (new...

Make A Watermelon Snowman

Turn a watermelon into a snowman and make this great holiday fruit salad for your next party. This is a spectacular display that is easy to make. Making the melon balls is a great activity for kids. Turn a watermelon into a snowman and make this great holiday fruit salad for your next party. This is a spectacular display that is easy to make. Download this recipe as a PDF worksheet. (1.4MB) Source: The National Watermelon Promotion Board courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Cite this… (new...

Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds Helps raise good cholesterol, HDL, and lower bad cholesterol, LDL, because they contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. Nature’s “happy pills” – contain lots of tryptophan, good for relaxation and sleep, and also glutamate, a precursor of GABA, one of the neurotransmitters that calms the brain. Pumpkin Seeds by Brian Jackson, CT CC by 2.0 Full of magnesium and zinc – Magnesium is hard to come by in the American diet, and a majority of us are deficient in it. Zinc is also a common deficiency. It is important to have enough zinc because it is one of the most important elements in preventing osteoporosis. Contains fiber – which increases the satisfied “full feeling” that keeps you from getting hungry and binge eating. Natural anti-inflammatory – effectively reduces inflammation helping with arthritis. Used in traditional cultures – prevents and treats parasites. Helps prevent kidney stones – prevents calcium oxalate formation.     What about pumpkin itself? It has beta carotene and potassium. Beta carotene, the same B vitamin that is in carrots, is a player in preventing everything from cancer to wrinkles! A cup of pumpkin contains more potassium than a banana – it’s going to have to be a good sized piece of pie to get a cup! Cite this… (new...

Adopt-a-Sailor Provides a Touch of Home on Thanksgiving Day

Michael LelandChicago22 Nov 2001, 03:36 UTCDownload the Michael Leland Report -365kReal Player Required Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It dates back to the 17th century as a celebration of the harvest and blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving has been an official U.S. holiday since 1863 and, traditionally, a day when many Americans try to be with their families. Some people in the Chicago area will set a few extra places at the dinner table Thursday for those who cannot be with their families. Adopt-a-Sailor, the United States Navy’s only training center for new recruits is about 50 kilometers north of Chicago. On Thanksgiving Day, just about all of its 4,000 sailors-in-training will be sitting down to dinner with area families or organizations, thanks to the center’s Adopt-a-Sailor program. Bill Dermody is a spokesman for the Naval Training Center. “It is a real benefit for them,” he said. “They have had no opportunity to go off this base since they set foot here five or six weeks previously. So, this is just extremely out of the ordinary for our recruits. They normally do not see the outside world for nine-and-a-half weeks after they join the Navy. Adopt-a-Sailor began about 50 years ago. This year, with the U.S. military engaged both overseas and at home in the war against terrorism, demand from local families wanting to host a couple of recruits has been great. By last week, all the recruits had already been placed, and the Navy stopped taking requests. It took Olga Ward and her husband from the city of Elgin,...

Central Valley Spelling Bee

Dec 9, 2002, 12:19pm Do you Know about the central valley California spelling bee? Thank you! Nicholas Nicholas, The spelling bees in your area are a little complex. Let me take you through it step by step: 1. Apparently there are seven regions that make up the Central Valley school area. 2. Each region sends out information about the spelling bee to the various school districts. 3. If your school district decides that it wants to participate, it sends out information to all of the schools. 4. The schools have to send a letter to the district telling them that they want to enter the spelling bee. 5. Then, the district sends a letter to the regional office saying that they’re going to have a district spelling bee, and the winners will be sent to the regional competition. 6. Two winners are then sent from each district from both the elementary and junior high competitions to compete at the county level. Whew! In your case the spelling bee, known as The Spell Off, is the Fresno County competition. However, there are actually seven counties that make up the Central Valley Region and each one holds it’s own spelling bee. These include Mariposa, Fesno, Tulare, Kings, Madera, and Merced.   The Fresno County competition will be held: March 19, 2015 Fresno Exhibit Hall 848 M. St Fresno, California 93721 9:00 a.m. Elementary competition, registered students check-in at 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Jr High competition, registered students check-in by 12:45 p.m. . It will start at 9 AM and typically lasts about half of the day. The elementary students have an oral competition and the...
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