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Happy Thanksgiving!

Traditionally, hundreds of volunteers gather in a large warehouse at Mountaire’s Selbyville processing plant to pack boxes for the Thanksgiving for Thousands project in about a half-day. Not in 2020. Teams of 35 volunteers, with Mountaire employees, gathered in shifts working 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for two days in a tent across from the warehouse.

“These groups of fewer people are really having to work a lot harder,” said Catherine Bassett, director of communications.

Even so, this year 10,000 boxes were packed at the Selbyville location to be distributed to families in need throughout the region. Another 10,000 boxes were packed at two sites in North Carolina.

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Hunting and fishing traditions

By Eric Burnley
Over the years, we have had different holiday traditions for Thanksgiving morning including hunting and fishing. When I was growing up in Claymont, I could walk to the end of my backyard on Wistar Street, cross the dirt road and start rabbit hunting. Today, I would have to cross I-495.

I still hunted the same locations when I got out of the Navy in 1965, but moved to the Snow Farm in Smyrna when I was invited there by Capt. Ben Betts, and the next year, I was offered my own pit.

That tradition continued until 1989 when we moved to Virginia Beach. The fishing was so good at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel that blues and rockfish replaced Canada geese on Thanksgiving morning.

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Go shopping for chances to win spree!

Consumers choosing to shop locally in the Cape Region will be rewarded with the opportunity to win local shopping sprees from a prize pool of $5,000 provided by County Bank and Schell Brothers.

For every $25 spent at participating Shopping Cape locations from Monday, Nov. 23 to Thursday, Dec. 24, shoppers will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three prizes. The first-prize winner will receive a $3,000 shopping spree to be used at any of the Shopping Cape participating locations. Two runners-up will receive $1,000 shopping sprees.

This holiday shopping extravaganza features local businesses coming together to encourage everyone to support the local economy and spend their dollars with independently owned businesses.

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Cape Region holiday event schedule
Low-digit surf-fishing tag auction starts Nov. 27
Small Jewels exhibit to open Nov. 28
Holiday greenery sales to start Nov. 28
Unique gifts at Rehoboth holiday market Nov. 28
Milton Arts Guild holiday market to start Nov. 28
Dazzling light show at Mill Pond Garden Nov. 29
Browseabout gives back to DHA Nov. 30-Dec. 6
Photography exhibit open house set Dec. 1
Remember When exhibit to open Dec. 2
‘Zappa’ screening through Dec. 3
The King returns to cinemas Dec. 3-6
Rehoboth diorama appointments start Dec. 4
Sweet Sounds of the Season to open Dec. 4
Christmas in Odessa tours outside Dec. 5
Annual Christmas Gala goes virtual Dec. 11
Holiday donations needed by Dec. 14
Drive-up live nativity in Ocean View Dec. 18

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Rehoboth Beach’s Bandstand Christmas tree installed

Griff Carey: Nice Christmas tree.

Dianna Torri Resnick: Thank you Owens family.

Amanda Wilson: Can’t wait to see it!!!! First weekend in December!
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