Did you don a mask last month in honor of the spooky season? Well, a hundred or so years ago you would have been a few weeks early. Researchers report that Cape Girardeau is one of several towns that used to hold extravagant Thanksgiving Masking, which included elaborate masquerade balls. And, on Thanksgiving Day, children would run around dressed as beggars, going from door to door, pleading for garments along with masks imitating animals. Parrot masks were a favorite.
With no masquerade balls on the 2019 calendar, you’ll have plenty of time for holiday shopping once you’ve finished the turkey stuffing. There are Black Friday deals all over town with some starting early Thursday evening.
Be sure to save some cash for Small Business Saturday, November 23. There is always a healthy variety of discounts on antiques, pet supplies, unique gifts, vintage fashion and more throughout Cape each year. Get your holiday shopping taken care of before the season rush and support your community in the process. That’s the spirit of giving!
Grab a blanket and come cheer on your Southeast RedHawks Football team as they battle the Murray State Racers at Houck Fieldhouse on Saturday, November 23 kickoff at 1 p.m. S-E M-O!