Borough offices will close all day on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.
Mayor Gina Ragomo Tait and the members of Borough Council wish you and your family a safe and joyous Thanksgiving holiday weekend!
PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY FROM 7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.
Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table—albeit with some updates to the pilgrim’s menu.
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
Above courtesy of history.com