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River Creek Blog: Thanksgiving Traditions

There’s the debate about where and when was the first Thanksgiving? The place that appears to be at the forefront is Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims from England. They supposedly celebrated their abundant harvest in1621. At the time, apparently they went after geese and ducks for their meal along with fish, berries, watercress, lobster, dried fruit, clams, venison and plums. All fowl were referred to as turkey. The pilgrims avoided potatoes thought to be poisonous. They evidently didn’t know about mashed. potatoes.

There is some consideration for Charles City County, Virginia in 1619 as being the first Thanksgiving. The celebration of Thanksgiving was made official in 1941 as the third Thursday in November and here we are.

The Turkey Trot:
The Potomac Club in Lansdowne will have its 10th annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 23 starting at 8 a.m. Residents and non-residents can enter the 5K Turkey Trot or one mile family fun run/walk. You can sign up and get details by entering the HOA website: http://www.LansdowneHOA.com. The Club asks everyone to register early as it will likely be sold out. Registration will be open until Nov. 20. Entry fees: $25 for those 18 years and older, $15 for those 17 and under.

This year the Turkey Trot will support Women Giving Back, an organization whose mission is, “To serve women and children in crisis by helping transitionally homeless women and children get on their feet with clothes to help them enter the workplace and fit in at school at no cost.”

Opportunities are open for sponsorships. If interested get in touch with Kim Moran at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lansdowne Resort and Spa:
The Lansdowne Resort and Spa will celebrate with a brunch sponsored by Finks Jewelry— an opportunity for those attending to win an elegant piece of jewelry. The brunch takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23 and will feature a variety of items on the menu at a cost of $85 for adults and $30 for children, ages 4 to 12. Children 3 and under are free. To make a reservation call 703-726-1449 enter the resort website and click on events: http://www.destinationhotels.com/LansdowneResort.

Turkeys to Go: The River Creek Club is offering roasted turkeys along with side dishes. Interested parties can call 703-779-2022 extention251 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) before Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.

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