Friday, October 18, 2013
Guest Newsletter for Friday, October 18
Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, October 18, 2013.
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to congratulate Stephanie Metje and Jameson Venema on their wedding today! We are happy to be part of your special day, and we hope you and your guests have a great time celebrating. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make you and your guests feel more at home!
Partly sunny skies with a high of 69 degrees and a low of 53 degrees.
What’s Happening in Salem this week
Haunted Happenings Carnival
Friday, October 18th -Thursday October 31st. Weekdays 2pm-9pm, and Saturday and Sundays 12pm-10pm. Located on Derby Street.
Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
Flags of the Day
This Day in History
On October 18, 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiastically expansionist secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson.
I hope to see you here!