5 Things, November 19: Stoughton Students Present The Gettysburg Address [VIDEO]

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Stoughton Students Present The Gettysburg Address; Homework Center at the Library; Stoughton Farmers Market Survey; And More...

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Stoughton Students Present The Gettysburg Address

Last school year, as part of a special Stoughton Patch project, sixteen Stoughton students, ranging in age from first grade to 12th grade, took turns reading one of the most famous speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address.

President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address 149 years ago to the day, on November 19, 1863 at a Civil War cemetery dedication in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Click here to see the video of Stoughton students reciting it.

2. Homework Center at the Library

The Homework Center will be available for students in the Wales French room of the Stoughton Public Library on Mondays from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

3. Stoughton Farmers Market Survey

After running a successful preview event in October at Trackside Plaza, the Stoughton Farmers Market Committee has put together a survey to get some user feedback as it prepares to organize weekly markets Saturday mornings from June to October.

Click here to take the short survey (11 questions).

To learn more about the Stoughton Farmers Market, check out its website (http://www.stoughtonfarmersmarket.org/) and check out its Facebook page (facebook.com/stoughtonfarmersmarket).

4. Stoughton Friends for Seniors Christmas Dinner

The Stoughton Friends for Seniors annual Christmas Dinner will take place Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the hall of the Immaculate Conception Church on Canton St.

Cost is $3 and those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry.

Non-refundable tickets may be purchased at the Housing Office, Stoughton Senior Center, Immaculate Conception Church office or West Stoughton Village. Questions? Call 781-344-5595.

5. Follow Stoughton High football on Thanksgiving LIVE

The Stoughton High football team (9-1) hosts Canton (2-6) Thursday at 10 a.m. in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between the two rivals.

Can't make it to the game? Traveling for the holiday? Need to make last-minute preparations for Thanksgiving dinner?

Why wait until the following day or the following week to find out who won?  Why even wait until after the game?

You can follow all the action, as it happens, with our live blog, which will be posted on the site in time for Thursday's Thanksgiving game. You will also be able to keep tabs on the other teams in the Hockomock League, so be sure to join us Thanksgiving morning.


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