Tires + Puppets = Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons
Did you know that a talented puppeteer and a well-known tire company combined forces to create the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons? Recruited by Macy’s, puppeteer Anthony Frederick Sarg designed the first balloons and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. created them. These first balloons were made of rubber like blimps, something Goodyear produced at the time. Felix the Cat made his debut in 1927, replacing the live animals that had marched next to the bands since the parade started in 1924. Parade goers were blown away by these larger-than-life balloons - and they continue to delight today! (Pun intended.)
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Healthy Pre-Thanksgiving Snack/Craft/Overall Crowd Pleaser
Is your family anxious for the annual Thanksgiving feast, but the turkey still has a ways to go? Spruce up your normal pre-thanksgiving cheese and cracker plate by forming it into a festive turkey!
Simply create a turkey head out of construction paper and use a toothpick to stand it up in an edible item of your choice (we recommend an apple or green pepper cut in half). You can then arrange the turkey’s “feathers” in whatever pattern you would like. The feathers can be made from your family’s favorite pre-thanksgiving snack, whether it’s sliced fruit, crisp veggies, cheese and crackers, pretzels, peanuts or more. Any finger foods that can be arranged on a platter are fine! This is also a great craft for the kids to help with.
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November is the best month to buy a new car, but are you sure a new car is really what you need?
Thinking about buying a new car? November is a good month to check out the deals on new and used vehicles, because many dealerships are reducing the price of their 2014 models to make room for the 2015 models that have arrived.
But are you absolutely sure a new car is what you need?
While getting a shiny new car can be fun and exciting, it’s usually not the best option financially. This is especially true if you’re considering a new car because your current car requires some auto repairs or maintenance services. Buying a new car almost always costs more than getting your current car fixed - especially if your current car is already paid off!
It’s tempting to trade your car in when the down-payment on a new model costs less than the repair you need, but it’s important to remember that a new car generally comes with a monthly car payment and higher insurance rates. In addition, new cars require regular maintenance services just like used cars, so you’re not avoiding any costs there.
It’s more cost effective to fix your current car rather than buy a new one.
When it comes to the “new car vs. old car” question, if your main reason for considering a new car is cost, you’re better off fixing the automobile you already have, especially if that vehicle still fits your needs. You’ll save yourself the hassle of monthly car payments and unexpected new car charges, freeing up some extra spending money.
If you have more questions about whether you should trade in your current car and buy a new one, our expert team of auto repair professionals is happy to talk to you. We promise to give you truthful information and unbiased answers, because we honestly care about our customers and building long lasting relationships. Unlike the dealerships, we’re not here to sell you once and get a monthly payout - we want to help you do what is absolutely best for YOU.
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