Note: On November 22, 2012, most Americans will gather round the family dining table to give thanks for the blessings in their lives. This Thanksgiving will be particularly poignant for the residents of the Eastern Coast and the Northeast in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Centra Healthcare joins with all Americans in expressing our sorrow at the loss of life and property. Our first responders, doctors, nurses and therapists all deserve high praise for their heroic efforts in the face of such overwhelming natural forces, and as they assist in the recovery.
Looking for new places and ways to celebrate “Turkey Day” with your family? There is still time to make plans to participate in these events and even contemplate the great employment opportunities that Centra has in these cities:
- Philadelphia, PA: The oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in America dates back to 1920. It runs about a mile and a half ending at the Philadelphia Museum of Art made famous by the movie “Rocky”. Watch the extravagant display of floats, huge balloon characters, dance teams and bands… and then enjoy a unique Thanksgiving dinner on the world’s largest floating four-masted ship, Moshulu.
- Chicago, IL: The McDonald’s Thanksgiving parade was originally a Depression era Christmas celebration designed to stimulate economic development and raise the spirits of citizens of the city. The parade includes equestrian, sports and international dance teams, along with marching bands, balloon characters and this year, the Ringling Bros. circus!
- San Antonio, TX: Enjoy the Riverwalk restaurants on Thanksgiving Day and then return on Friday night for dinner at Luke while enjoying the canopy of lights and parade of boats floating by, filled with bands, costumed performers and celebrities.
- Williamsburg, VA: Experience Thanksgiving as in colonial times at one of the historic taverns of Williamsburg. Continue celebrating the colonial foods and feasts at nearby Jamestown and Yorktown.
- Phoenix, AZ: Thanksgiving was a celebration between two cultures, and Phoenix cherishes its Native American traditions. Attend the “Harvest Feast: An Edible Gallery at the Heard Museum. Taste traditional dishes fused with Native American flavors, considered one of the top five American Thanksgiving culinary experiences.
Know of any other unique ways to celebrate Thanksgiving? Post them to our Facebook page. Looking for exciting new healthcare employment opportunities? Call the Centra team at : 800 535 0076.