The formal program features the re-enactment of the landing of Captain John Woodlief and 35 settlers aboard the Goode Shipe Margaret at Berkeley Plantation on the James River December 4, 1619.

America’s First Thanksgiving
November 6, 2016 – 3:00PM

Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance Prince George Girl Scout Color Guard
Star Spangled Banner  Dr. Cheryl Brown Davis
Master of Ceremonies Tim Timberlake
Invocation Carol Koon, Chaplin Virginia Thanksgiving Festival
Welcome H. Graham Woodlief, President,  Virginia Thanksgiving Festival
The Lord’s Prayer Sung by Katherine Oros
Chester Community Chorus
Re-enactment of the Landing of the Good Ship Margaret Tim Timberlake, Narrator
Charles Wissinger, Director
Taps Bugler Dick Hayden
Friendship Dance on the  Lawn The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers
The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers invite the audience to join them
in a tribal dance that celebrates friendship.

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