5 Things You Need To Know on Thanksgiving 2021 in Framingham

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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.

This is the 400th anniversary of that first Thanksgiving.

President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

2. The 26th Annual Turkey Classic road race takes places at 8 a.m. today. The race starts and ends at the Memorial Building. More than 1,000 runners and walkers are expected.

3. The 33rd Annual Curtis Family Thanksgiving will not hold a sit down meal again this year, instead there will be deliveries only.

More than 1,500 meals are expected to be delivered today by volunteers.

4. The 116th meeting between Natick and Framingham High football takes place today at 10 a.m. at Bowditch Field. Tickets are sold online. cash sales will not be allowed at the gate.

Last year’s game was not held on Thanksgiving due to the pandemic. It was instead held in April during Easter weekend in 2021.

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


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