County offices closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday

Published 1:35 pm Monday, November 21, 2022

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The Polk County government offices, including the county landfill, will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving.


All offices will reopen on Monday, November 28, at normal times.

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The landfill will be open on Friday, November 25, at its normal times.


Did you know? Though George Washington was the first President to proclaim a specific day for thanks, it wasn’t until President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Proclamation that Thanksgiving was regularly commemorated each year on the last Thursday of November, according to the National Archives website.


Another fun fact: In 1939 the last Thursday in November fell on the last day of the month. “Concerned that the shortened Christmas shopping season might dampen the economic recovery, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a Presidential Proclamation moving Thanksgiving to the second to last Thursday of November,” the website said.