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1 Happy Thanksgiving!

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a 3-day harvest festival. Turkey was not on the menu.

President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

With a second surge of the coronavirus hitting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, residents are asked not to hold huge family and friends gatherings this Thanksgiving.

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2. There is no FREE COVID testing today. Both the TJX drive-thru and the walk-up site at SMOC HQ are closed today. Both will re-open on Friday.

3. The Curtis Family Thanksgiving will not hold a sit down meal this year, instead there will be deliveries only. More than 100 volunteers, will deliver about 1,200 meals in Natick & Framingham.

4. There is no Natick vs Framingham football game this year. In fact, none of the high school rivals will play this Thanksgiving, as the MIAA moved the football season to 2021, due to the pandemic.

5. There is no curbside trash, recycling, or lead collection today. City Hall is closed today and will not re-open until Monday.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.