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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Nov. 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Here's what you need to know today.

Trivia: What was the first department store to hold a Thanksgiving Day parade?

Yesterday's trivia answer: The Kellogg House was built in 1901 by William F. Markham, President of the King Air Rifle Company.

Happy Thanksgiving!

5. Downtown Plymouth Gingerbread House Display

Restaurants, shops and other businesses will participate in this year’s display of gingerbread houses in downtown Plymouth. The display starts Friday. 

4. Walk of Trees at Kellogg Park

Christmas trees decorated by local families, service clubs, groups and businesses will be ready for decorating and viewing in Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth until Jan. 2

3. Contribute to Patch and Gleaners' virtual food drive!

Patch.com, through its 30 Michigan sites including Plymouth-Canton, launched an online food drive to raise $10,000 to feed area families. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Patch is proud and honored to be their first partner. The drive has been extended from Nov. 17 to Nov. 24. 

Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started!

2. Hermann's offers Thanksgiving dinner today

Didn't buy a turkey this year? No worries. Hermann's Olde Town Grille, at the corner of Liberty and Starkweather in Plymouth's Old Village is having a Thanksgiving dinner today, beginning at 4 p.m.

1. Santa Claus comes to town tomorrow

Santa Claus is coming to town tomorrow. Plymouth will celebrate Santa's arrival with its holiday tree lighting at Kellogg Park. Festivities begin at about 5:15 p.m. There also will be an open house at the Plymouth Historical Museum's Dickens Christmas exhibit from 6:30-9 p.m.

Tom Dusbiber November 22, 2012 at 02:18 PM
The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving Parade was Gimbels in Philadelphia and called the Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade. Have a Great Thanksgiving!

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