Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Proclamation

The Vincennes Commercial, November 27, 1930
Thanksgiving to Be Observed in Lawrenceville as Holiday

Lawrenceville, Ill., Nov 26— Lawrenceville is expected to be very quiet today, with little activity in the business section of the city, following a request of the mayor that all business houses be closed.
   Considerable interest is being manifested in the football game with Bridgeport which will be held on the local field this afternoon, and a large crowd of enthusiastic fans is expected to turn out for the game in spite of the promising snow flurries and wintry winds.
   The following proclamation was made by Mayor Holsen Wednesday
   Whereas, it is the custom for our nation to fittingly observe Thanksgiving and all the significance of the day set apart by the Pilgrim fathers to acknowledge the blessings of Almighty God; and,
   Whereas, it is our privilege also to acknowledge the beneficent and manifold blessings of His will, the City of Lawrenceville through its official personnel, hereby proclaims Thursday, November 27, 1930 as a day of Thanksgiving and grateful acknowledgement for the blessings we have received as a people.
   Therefore, as mayor of said city, I request that all places of business in the city be closed on that day, that our people assemble at the United Brethren church at 10 o’clock a.m. and join the nation-wide spirit of thanks for the safety and happiness that our country and our people enjoy.
   Given under my hand at the city of Lawrenceville this 25th day of November, 1930.

                  C. E. HOLSEN, Mayor

Have a happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Lawrence Lore.