Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving With Great Food, Football, and Family

Posted on November 24, 2014 by


Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a holiday that many Americans celebrate. A lot of people really enjoy Thanksgiving and this time of year.

“Football is definitely my favorite thing about this time of year. I love watching football with my dad! We are both big Steelers fans, so we get pretty crazy during their games. Besides football, I really enjoy how chilly it gets outside because I love the cold. This time of year is my all-time favorite. It’s Thanksgiving, and then a month later it’s Christmas! I just enjoy being with my family and girlfriend during the holidays and spending time with those who mean the most to me,” former Fleetwood Area High School student Clay Weidemoyer said.

Thanksgiving is the time that families come together to enjoy the company. When some people think of Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is good food and turkey.

“I love my grandma’s mashed potatoes! She makes the best food, and that’s why this is my favorite time of year! I love spending time with family members I don’t see that often! It is just nice to see everyone get together and just have a good time. I also like watching the Eagles play around Thanksgiving because my whole family is big Eagles fans, and we have a great time,” junior Nick Daniels said.

The first Thanksgiving was in 1621, the English colonists celebrated days of Thanksgiving as part of their religion. They celebrated this as the colony’s first successful harvest.

“I love eating apple pie, pumpkin pie, turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, green beans and all of the good food my family makes. Although, after I’m done eating, I go lift,” senior Tyler Emge said.

Thanksgiving is definitely one of the favorite holidays around Fleetwood Area High School. Whether it is spending time with the people you care about the most, eating good food, or just watching football with your family, it is a great time of the year.

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