The Thanksgiving Season


Natasa Dobras, Staff Writer

As Halloween comes to an end, the holiday season begins. From the time of November 1st, all the way until the few days after December 25th, the city is full of Christmas. However, a lot of people like to forget there is an important holiday that falls in between Halloween and Christmas; Thanksgiving.

Many people assume Thanksgiving is just a day in which everyone eats. Although accurate, that is not the purpose of Thanksgiving. The purpose of Thanksgiving is to recognize and give gratitude.

Even though Thanksgiving is not the most popular holiday in the year, there are still some activities to do around the community involving this holiday.

Volunteering is a great way to help the community for Thanksgiving. Students can volunteer at the food bank, or at Spaghetti Supper at Randall High. Spaghetti Supper includes the groups of Key Club, Student Council, Band, and HOSA volunteering at this one event.

Besides volunteering, cooking is a major task of Thanksgiving. The popular dishes include turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables, and potatoes. The meal itself takes a lot of patience, preparation, and time in order to ensure the best results.

After the feast, the holiday isn’t over just yet. The Friday following Thanksgiving is Black Friday. Many people leave the safety of their home to go into the hectic environment of stores releasing epic sales on items. This is where Christmas shopping starts, and officially begins the season.

Overall, the Thanksgiving season is a time to spend with your family and friends, and give thanks to all the privileges you have in your life. Also, it’s a time to enjoy some very delicious food surrounded by the presence of the people you love.