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University of North Carolina students who were unable to travel home for Thanksgiving still enjoyed a deliciously grand meal at The Carolina Club, which hosted a Member-sponsored Thanksgiving feast for all those left on campus.


According to WNCN News, Brian Gottfried, a UNC senior, couldn't travel home for the holiday because he is "a member of the marching band who was playing at the football gam

e that weekend." He was “incredibly grateful. I think Thanksgiving is a great holiday to be able to share with a lot of people and being able to share it with the students and having the generosity to be able to do that in a time when a lot of people are off doing their own thing has been wonderful."

In the spirit of giving, Carolina Club Members paid for students' dinners, some Members providing as many as 10 meals. Overall 195 students from 30 countries enjoyed a meal the Carolina Club this Thanksgiving. 

A special thanks to the sponsors of the event, The Carolina Club Members and the UNC Educational Foundation for their kindness and generosity.

Photo Courtesy of WNCN News

So you are finally done clearing your yard of scarecrows and carved pumpkins, and your kids are now actual zombies from their lack of sleep over the Halloween weekend. Now you are left with the paralyzing thought that it is already November. 

What are my Thanksgiving plans? December is right around the corner. What do I buy everyone for Christmas? Have I been true to my 2013 New years Resolution? Wait, the time changed this weekend, right?

Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the month of November, read some of the interesting facts about this celebratory month below! I can't guarantee you will feel less stressed, but at least you'll learn a thing or two!

Daylight Savings Time

While twins born at 11:55 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. may have different birthdays, Daylight Saving Time can change birth order -- on paper, anyway. During the time change in the fall, one baby could be born at 1:55 a.m. and the sibling born ten minutes later, at 1:05 a.m. In the spring, there is a gap when no babies are born at all: from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.

In November 2007, Laura Cirioli of North Carolina gave birth to Peter at 1:32 a.m. and, 34 minutes later, to Allison. However, because Daylight Saving Time reverted to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m., Allison was born at 1:06 a.m.

- Read more DLT facts here


  • About 280 million turkeys are sold annually for Thanksgiving.
  • Of the 102 people on the Mayflower, only about half of them were what have traditionally come to be known as Pilgrims. The others, which are called "Strangers", were just people hitching a ride to the New World. 

- Read more Thanksgiving here

Bonus Facts

  • There is no mention of the month of November in any of Shakespeare's plays or sonnets.
  • November has been designated National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month.

Happy November, everyone!

Some of you associate this month with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the start of the Holiday season - maybe even No Shave November!

While all of those are true, one of those stands out more than the rest: the start of the Holiday season. Yes, it’s only November 1 and no one is worrying about what presents to buy yet (or if you are, kudos - you're ahead of the game!), but everyone should start planning for family dinners and other holiday gatherings. … and what better place to create magic moments and lasting memories than at a Club in the ClubCorp family!

Spend Thanksgiving with your family at Centre Club in Tampa or at Hartefeld National in Pennsylvania. They'll prepare a wonderful feast featuring all of your holiday favorites.

Would you rather spend Thanksgiving in your own home? Let us take care of the cooking! Order turkeys to go from Canyon Creek.

Looking for the perfect location for your company’s holiday party? Look no further than the ClubCorp clubs in your area! We’ll “wrap” up all the details for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! 

What about New Year’s? That’s only 60 days away! Spend it at Piedmont Golf Club’s Casino Night! For reservations click here

With the holiday season also comes a lot of new engagements - congratulations to those holiday lovebirds! Our professional wedding coordinators can help you plan your dream wedding at the club of your choice. You don’t need to be a Member to book, so your locations and options are endless.

Here's a little inspiration to help you get into the holiday spirit:

‘Tis the season to be jolly!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Santa Clause is comin’ to town!

Happy New Year!

Okay, we may be getting ahead of ourselves...

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