November 20, 1923

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News from November 20, 1923

News from November 20, 1923 (Binghamton Press, via™)

Highlights of 1923 Thanksgiving Celebrations

In 1923, Thanksgiving was marked with religious observances, community gatherings, and festive meals.

Churches across New York state held special services to commemorate the occasion. For instance, in Endicott, the annual Thanksgiving service was held at the First Methodist Episcopal church. The service in the Union district took place at the Union Baptist church, while St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal church in West Endicott also held a Thanksgiving service.

In Binghamton, special offerings were collected during Thanksgiving services for benevolent or welfare purposes. The funds raised were substantial, demonstrating the generosity of the congregations and their commitment to aiding those in need.

Social gatherings were another key aspect of Thanksgiving celebrations. In Brooklyn, the Ladies Auxiliary of Lexington Council, K. of C., planned an annual Thanksgiving dance, which was a popular event with over 1,200 tickets sold.

A Buffalo newspaper from 1923 provides a glimpse into the traditional Thanksgiving fare of the time, which included turkey and an abundance of vegetables. The article even suggests substituting chicken pie for turkey, indicating that while certain dishes were traditional, there was also room for creativity and personal preference in the holiday menu.

In addition to these larger gatherings, smaller community events were also common. For example, in Glenn Falls, the Hulda Christensen society of the Presbyterian church held an annual Thanksgiving sale and tea, featuring a variety of fancy articles, aprons, food, and candy.

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