Congressman Patrick McHenry
November 22, 2018
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update - Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

From our home to yours, Giulia and I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! As we enjoy this holiday with friends and family we are reminded of how blessed we are to call western North Carolina home. Please join us in giving thanks for the families and communities that are the cornerstones of our country, the men and women serving in our armed forces fighting to protect our freedoms, and our law enforcement who work so hard to keep us safe here at home. I am thankful for everything that makes our country the best in the world. May God continue to bless America.

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, we celebrate small businesses and the important role they play in the Tenth District and all across the country. In the United States small businesses are responsible for two out of every three new jobs created and in North Carolina alone small businesses employ 1.6 million people. I am grateful for everything they do to serve the western North Carolina community. Asheville, has been named the the second best location to shop locally in the United States. Gastonia is celebrating its small businesses with an event at Loray Mill, which you can learn more about by clicking here courtesy of the Gaston Gazette.

What I Have Been Reading

Meet this year's presidential pardon turkeys: Peas and Carrots

USA Today

On Tuesday, President Trump invited two turkeys to the White House, Peas and Carrots, continuing the tradition to pardon a turkey each Thanksgiving. Before their pardon Peas and Carrots enjoyed a "spa day" at a Washington D.C. hotel. Peas and Carrots will now enjoy a retirement at Virginia Tech's Gobbler Rest where they will join last year's pardoned turkeys, Drumstick and Wishbone.
How to cook a turkey: Elementary students share cooking tips on cooking up a Thanksgiving bird

Hickory Daily Record

If you are looking for some tips and tricks for cooking your Thanksgiving turkey check out these fun tips from some local Tenth District students. They've shared their recommendations for what they believe is the best way to cook a turkey and their drawings of what Thanksgiving is all about.                                                                                        

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