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Happy Thanksgiving From The Cascade Team (Fun: Turkey-Day Fact or Fiction Quiz)

Thanksgiving is just a day away! But before you sit down and eat your Thanksgiving meal, let's find out how well you know your Thanksgiving history...

1. FACT OR FICTION: IN 1863, ABRAHAM LINCOLN BECAME THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO PROCLAIM A NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING.

2.
FACT OR FICTION: NATIVE AMERICANS USED CRANBERRIES, NOW A STAPLE OF MANY THANKSGIVING DINNERS, FOR COOKING AS WELL AS FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES.

3.
FACT OR FICTION: ONE OF AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHERS THOUGHT THE TURKEY SHOULD BE THE NATIONAL BIRD OF THE UNITED STATES.

4.FACT OR FICTION: THE TRADITION OF PLAYING OR WATCHING FOOTBALL ON THANKSGIVING STARTED WITH THE FIRST NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAME ON THE HOLIDAY IN 1934.

Ready to check your answers?

 

1. Fiction - George Washington, John Adams and James Madison all issued proclamations urging Americans to observe days of thanksgiving, both for general good fortune and for particularly momentous events (the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, in Washington’s case; and the end of the War of 1812, in Madison’s).

2.
Fact - According to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Assoc., Native Americans used cranberries in a variety of foods, including “pemmican”. They also used it as a medicine to treat arrow punctures and other wounds and as a dye for fabric. The Pilgrims adopted these uses for the fruit and gave it a name "craneberry” because its drooping pink blossoms in the spring reminded them of a crane.


3. Fact - In a letter to his daughter sent in 1784, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the wild turkey would be a more appropriate national symbol for the newly independent United States than the bald eagle (which had earlier been chosen by the Continental Congress).

4. Fiction
- The American tradition of college football on Thanksgiving is pretty much as old as the sport itself. The newly formed American Intercollegiate Football Association held its first championship game on Thanksgiving Day in 1876.

Local Community Events

At The Cascade Team Real Estate events like this are a part of who we are. We want to be more than just your local real estate agent, we are part of your community. Agents and Brokers who participate in great community service events like this one and the many others we support throughout our communities are recognized with our highest honor:

The SOS Designation Achievement

FREE Horse Drawn Carriage Rides!

 

Enjoy Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides in Gilman Village!

Located in Issaquah's Gilman Village:  355 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah WA

Saturday, November 26th from 12pm to 3pm

While you are out "Shopping Local" in Issaquah, stop by The Cascade Team Office in Gilman Village and enjoy a FREE horse drawn carriage ride!

If you would like more information on this event please call 425-313-4752.

We hope to see you there!

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Holiday Tree Lighting in Snoqualmie!

 

Join us for our 11th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Snoqualmie!

Located at Railroad Park in Downtown Snoqualmie:  7971 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie WA

Saturday, November 26th at 5:30pm

Children of all ages will enjoy this special evening of community holiday fun!

  • Enjoy Cookies, Cider, Caroling and Live Holiday Music!
  • Watch for Santa's Arrival on a Reindeer Fire Engine
  • Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
  • And, Free Pictures with Santa!

In the spirit of giving, visitors may bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Encompass and the Respectful Giving Campaign.

 

If you would like more information on this event please call 425-313-4752.

We hope to see you there!

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A Very Merry Sammamish!

 

Join The Cascade Team for A Very Merry Sammamish!

Located at the Sammamish City Hall & Plaza ~ 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish WA

Friday, December 2nd from 5 to 7:30pm

This festive family fun event is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

  • FREE Pictures with Santa!
  • Live Entertainment
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Arts and Crafts
  • And Plenty of Treats!


It’s a free event open to the community.  So grab your family and friends – and we'll see you there!

If you would like more information, please contact us at 425-313-4752.

The Cascade Team Real Estate is proud to serve the Sammamish community.

The Cascade Team Real Estate was founded in 2006 in Issaquah by Cary Porter and Doug Young.  Since then the team has grown to eleven offices in four states (Issaquah, the Issaquah Highlands, Bellevue, Seattle in Washington, San Diego, California, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona) and approximately 200 agents.

Community service is an integral part of how we believe business should be done. The Cascade Team can be found participating in a variety of community service events including holiday horse-drawn carriage rides, “Green Halloween”, Project Crayon Drive and several local and city parades. 

Our company motto says it all— “Simply Outrageous Service! Not Outrageous Commissions.”

The Cascade Team Real Estate

We’ll Handle the details so you can take care of what’s important.  Family, Work and Play

 

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