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Take Advantages of “Time Off” During Thanksgiving

Katrina Bucher and Eden Beyene

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Thanksgiving has become synonymous with “big dinner”, but there’s so much more to Turkey Day than the turkey. Here are some activities to keep you busy all day long.

1.Volunteer at a homeless shelter 

You can’t spell “Thanksgiving” without the “giving”. While you’re sitting around a table full food, think about what you can provide for others. There are tons of soup kitchens and homeless shelters in Baltimore; bring your whole family and bond while making a difference. 

2. Help your parents in the kitchen 

Cooking a fancy-schmancy dinner is a lot for only one or two people do to. While you may be off school, you can still lend a hand around the house. Whether it be mashing the potatoes or stuffing the turkey, there’s always something to do in the kitchen. 

3. Get school work done 

In case your teachers laid down the homework right before break, make a plan to keep up with it. Don’t procrastinate even though you may be tempted to after a hearty meal. Gather with friends your thankful for and knock those assignments out. 

4. Run (or walk) a turkey trot 

The annual Catonsville High School Turkey Trot is a beloved tradition for many. It’s a chance to be active while seeing friends in your community. Go out Thanksgiving morning and help out the cross-country team by running- or walking.

    5. Football 

Even if you’re not a sports buff, football can be a fun way to bond with friends and family. Invite people over to watch the game or take it outside and play your own scrimmage. Whether it be touch or tackle, you’ll be sure to gain some memories. 

6. Go on a hike 

The leaves are changing colors, and the brisk autumn air awaits. Work off the calories from dinner with a nice stroll through a trail like Patapsco. Take bikes for a greater adventure while soaking in the scenery that comes only once a year. 

7. Get seasonal decorations up 

It’s never too early to start prepping for winter-time. Whether it be a Christmas tree, menorah, or winter snowflakes, now is the time to set up décor and embrace the season.  

 

Eden Beyene, Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Eden! I am a 12th grader in CHS. I enjoy reading and writing which is why I joined journalism. In my free time, I enjoy reading and talking with...

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