2020 Sports & COVID-19
Thanksgiving Traditions and Rituals
In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621.
Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.
Parades have also become an integral part of the holiday in cities and towns across the United States. Presented by Macy’s department store since 1924, New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest and most famous, attracting some 2 to 3 million spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an enormous television audience. It typically features marching bands, performers, elaborate floats conveying various celebrities and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.
Beginning in the mid-20th century and perhaps even earlier, the president of the United States has “pardoned” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys each year, sparing the birds from slaughter and sending them to a farm for retirement. A number of U.S. governors also perform the annual turkey pardoning ritual.
Macy’s Inc. is putting a new spin on its iconic Thanksgiving Day parade this year, and one analyst says the retailer should be giving its stores a revamp, too. This year’s parade will do away with the traditional 2½-mile Manhattan route in order to avoid generating a large crowd. Viewers will only be able to experience the event on television, through streaming platforms and, for the first time, with audio description for the blind and visually impaired. Staff and performers will be socially distanced and tested for COVID-19, and the number of participants has been cut by 88%. The event will still feature the familiar array of balloons, floats and performances. Santa Claus will make the traditional appearance.
The Foodbank, Inc.
Leading the charge to relieve hunger in our Community
November 2020: The Foodbank’s drive thru pantry will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm for the entire month of November. In light of safety concerns, please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of the distribution. All individuals will be served to the same capacity that are in line by 3pm. We ask that you please have a clean backseat or trunk to ensure a safe and quick distribution.
CLOSURE: The Foodbank will be closed Thursday November 26 and Friday November 27 , 2020 for all distributions and operations.
The 44th Annual Vectren Dayton Air Show 2019
“The Dayton Times” June 2019 Issue, aviation history will feature,
United States Air Force Thunderbird's
375 MH Shock Wave Jet Truck
Sean Tucker and The Young Eagles Flight Contest 2019
C-17 Globemaster lll & KC-135 Stratotanker Demo
Live Interviews and Aviation History
NASA Ohio Connection
Space X Dragon Rocket Launch
INSIDE THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE_100 YEARS
The Potters Wheel” Making of the Oktoberfest Mugs;
From Past to Present Photos; "Joy of the Waters";
The Newly Renovated Dayton Art Institute
The Rike Pavilion
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