Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Richmond City Council wishes everyone a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday

Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 - Richmond, VA  23219 - www.council.richmondva.gov

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

WHAT           (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) – The Members of Richmond City Council wish all Richmond families a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

                        As we take time to celebrate and enjoy the bounty of what life has provided us, the members of Richmond City Council invite and encourage all Richmond families to join together in reaching out and sharing good wishes with all their neighbors, family and friends during this time and throughout the year.

                        With traditions dating back to Virginia in 1607, one of our Nation’s first Thanksgiving events is reported to have begun with the first permanent English colonizers in North America. A notable Thanksgiving was also held on December 4, 1619 at Berkley Plantation in present-day Charles City County. In 1777 Virginian George Washington proclaimed a special Thanksgiving in December when he was leader of the revolutionary forces during the American Revolution. As President of the United States of America, George Washington, established the first nation-wide Thanksgiving Day celebration on November 26, 1789.
WHO            The Honorable Members of Richmond City Council

CONTACT  For more information, please contact Steve Skinner, Council Public Information Manger, at 804.646.6052 (office); 804.335.4054 (mobile); 804.937.1386 (home/mobile); or skinnesr@ci.richmond.va.us (email)

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Steven R. Skinner, APR
Council Public Information Manager
Office of the Chief of Staff
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia  23219
804.646.6052 (office)
804.335.4054 (mobile)
804.937.1386 (home/mobile)
804.646.5468 (fax)

MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council
is to represent citizens in creating and amending
local laws, providing government policy and
oversight, and approving the city budget.

VISION Richmond City Council is committed to
creating a vibrant community that is a great place
to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.