There’s a new Miss Virginia. 21-year-old Courtney Garrett from Pamplin in Appomattox County will represent the Commonwealth at the Miss America Pageant in September. Garrett is a graduate student in business administration at Liberty University. She was chosen Saturday night at the annual Miss Virginia pageant in Roanoke.
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.