We hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

 
Happy thanksgiving from MTB Windows and MoreThe entire staff at MTB Windows & More hopes that Thanksgiving is a day filled with reflection on a year of blessings. If you have been blessed with faith, good health, a home, children, children, a career, a pet or anything else that brings joy to your life, we hope this season is one where you appreciate each as a gift.
If you have time in your busy schedule and are thinking about an upcoming home improvement project, we would love to meet with you. This is the time of year we like to hear from prospective clients to see if 2019 is the year we work together to upgrade and update their home. Much of our work adds value to the home and adds to the dwelling’s energy-efficiency rating. Imagine having lower electric and gas bills.
And while you’re pondering that and enjoying the days leading up to Thanksgiving, enjoy this…

Thanksgiving Trivia

1. What year was the celebration that is most commonly considered to be the first Thanksgiving?

A: 1621. This is the celebration that people most often talk about when they are talking about the “first” Thanksgiving. But there are others that are claimed to be the first Thanksgiving. There was another celebration in Plymouth in 1623 and one in Boston in 1631 that people claim was the actual first Thanksgiving.

Elegant living room window in Hagerstown, MD2. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last?

A: Three days. It was celebrated much earlier than our current celebration, possibly in late September. There were about 50 European settlers and around 90 native Americans who attended the 3-day feast.

3. Under which president did Thanksgiving become an annual holiday?

A: Abraham Lincoln. The U.S. has celebrated Thanksgiving off and on since 1774. In 1789 George Washington made a proclamation that the country would celebrate a day of thanksgiving to God on November 26th. Some presidents after him continued the tradition, declaring different days of Thanksgiving. But it wasn’t until a proclamation by Lincoln in 1863 that the last Thursday of November became the official Thanksgiving holiday.

4. In what year did both the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and America’s Thanksgiving Parade start?

A: 1924. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was started by Louis Bamberger in Newark, New Jersey but was transferred to New York City where it is now held by Macy’s. America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit was inspired by Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade in Toronto, Ontario.

Andersen Windows by MTB Windows & More5. Which president was the first to give a turkey a presidential pardon?

A: Ronald Reagan. John F. Kennedy was the first president on record for unofficially sparing a Turkey in 1963. The Reagan administration in 1987 gave the first official presidential pardon to a turkey as a joke. The turkey was spared and put into a petting zoo. George H. Bush made it an annual tradition in 1989 and each president since has carried on the tradition.

Contact Us

Contact us if you need a home improvement company in 2019. We are experts in roofing, windows, doors and siding projects. We use high-quality products, like Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru Doors and GAF Shingle Systems. You can call us at our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here. 

Our home improvement professionals work throughout Western Maryland. That service area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.

Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. is our sister company and can help with building a home or doing a major addition or renovation. Click on this link to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.

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