Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863. Andover followed the New England tradition. A description can be found in the Andover Townsman's article, "Enjoying a slice of Thanksgiving's past in Andover," published on November 27, 2014 (p. 10).
The Feaster Five Road Race became a Thanksgiving day tradition beginning in 1988. Approximately 400 runners participated that year. Now, more than 10,000 runners begin Thanksgiving Day with the race.
- "Enjoying a slice of Thanksgiving's past in Andover," Andover Townsman, November 27, 2014, p. 10.
--Kim 10:46, December 12, 2014 (EST)
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