Hundreds of local families came together Saturday for the annual “Back to School Bash” at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The weekend event was a chance for Albemarle County and Charlottesville kids to get free school supplies for the upcoming academic year. Both the Albemarle and Charlottesville public schools will begin classes on Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the African American Pastors Council, the city, and the school divisions.
Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.
Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.