Thanksgiving is a special holiday that the US has been celebrating on the fourth Thursday of November since 1863. Thanksgiving, originally called a harvest festival, started unofficially in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast. Finally in 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that day as National Thanksgiving Day to be held each year. As a result, folks have been celebrating Thanksgiving for centuries.
The Academy of Finance at Deerfield Beach High School is asking fellow bucks to participate in the 14th Annual Harvest Food Drive donating non-perishable items, such as green beans, canned meat (chicken, ham, tuna), and canned vegetables. DBHS will be collecting food for families in Pompano and Deerfield. DBHS asks that all students come together as a whole and help out as much as possible to be able to provide a Happy Thanksgiving for all.
AOF students asked teachers to have a box for donations in the rooms; those boxes will be picked up at noon on Tuesday, November 22nd. The school has collected 1,678 items, which is 67% of the AOF goal of 2,500 items. Stop by Mr. Pizzo’s class in room 225 in the morning to help make the annual Harvest Food Drive the best one yet.