Tips for a Safe, Healthy Thanksgiving

Tips for a Safe, Healthy Thanksgiving | Chip Wynn Motors | Paducah, KY

Celebrating Thanksgiving this year will be more difficult than in the past, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, according to CDC guidelines, there are still several lower-risk activities that you can take part in during the holiday. Keep the following tips in mind to ensure you have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving in Paducah, Kentucky.

Eat a virtual meal

While you may not be able to safely have the whole family over for Thanksgiving, you can still prepare a meal for your household. When it’s time to dig in, virtually meet with other friends and family so you can have a sense of togetherness. Another option is to deliver food to loved ones, making sure to wash your hands and wear a mask when doing so. 

Create a festive atmosphere

Although you may not be able to stick to your usual Thanksgiving traditions, you can still have an enjoyable day. Take the time to still decorate the house, even if only a few family members will be sharing a meal. If you have little ones, they can also make a few crafts and then display them around the home.

Have fun at home 

In between meals, gather your family around the TV to watch parades, sports events or your favorite holiday movies. Once the sun goes down, move the celebrations outside around a fire pit, and take turns saying what you’re thankful for. This a great opportunity to bring more positivity to the day.

We at Chip Wynn Motors are thankful for our customers. If there’s anything we can do for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Tips for Celebrating Halloween at Home

Celebrating Halloween at Home | Chip Wynn Motors | Paducah, KY

Halloween has always been a great excuse to get creative and enjoy family-friendly activities. With families here in Paducah, Kentucky, and around the country staying at home for the spooky holiday this year, being creative and having fun has never been more important. Here are a few ways you and your loved ones can have some scary fun celebrating Halloween at home.

First, get creative with spooky arts and crafts. Making decorations, props, costumes and more can be a fun way for you and your family to work together, and a great way to decorate your home for the holiday.

Next, bust out the measuring cups and cookie trays for a creepy cooking adventure. Create Halloween-themed dinners and deserts, and depending on the age of your young ones, don’t be afraid to experiment with some gross-looking dishes.

Speaking of eerie edibles, don’t forget to include a pumpkin or two in your at-home celebration. Carving and decorating pumpkins is a beloved family tradition, and a great way to set a spooky mood inside or outside your home. While you’re at it, why not turn those leftover pumpkin seeds into a salty snack for the family to share?

Finally, turn down the lights and enjoy the chills and thrills of a Halloween-themed movie night. Frightening films are a great way to celebrate the scariest time of the year, and with so many to choose from, putting together a macabre marathon that best fits your family should be easy.

Happy Halloween from your friends at Chip Wynn Motors!

How to Have a Festive Independence Day at Home

4th of July

Independence Day is fast approaching, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate even without fireworks and parades. Try a few of these ideas to give your family a safe, patriotic Independence Day at home in Paducah!

Fourth of July feast!

Fresh American fruits and desserts make for a festive, patriotic Independence Day. Top cakes with blueberries and raspberries, sprinkle red and blue sprinkles on star-shaped cookies and consider some candied popcorn. Making snacks and meals together is a great way to spend time as a family.

Fun in the sun

Celebrate Paducah with your family by spending the day outside. Take a river day or throw water balloons to enjoy this beautiful country. Close out the evening with a bonfire if you’d like—and what could be more American than s’mores by the fire?

Learning opportunities

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in the time of the Revolutionary War? Consider a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence with your kids or doing some reading about Revolutionary War America to get in the patriotic spirit.

Movie night

Whether you’re looking for something to entertain the whole family or for something a little more mature, there are patriotic movies and TV shows aplenty! Your kids may love National Treasure, and adults may love the Revolutionary War drama Turn. HBO’ 2008 miniseries about the life of Founding Father John Adams gets you in touch with the Independence Day spirit, and we hear Hamilton is coming to streaming!

Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah, Kentucky, has a wide selection of high-quality, American-made used cars if you need to get on the road. To learn more, check out our selection and give us a call if you find something that looks to be up your alley.

The History of Labor Day

History Of Labor Day | Paducah KY

Each year, Americans enjoy the long Labor Day weekend, celebrating the end of summer with friends and family. Despite being a fun-filled, celebratory weekend, sometimes the history of Labor Day and what it means gets lost.

What Labor Day Means

Labor Day celebrates the creation of the American labor movement and its social and economic accomplishments. This yearly tribute ensures that the hard work, strength, and history of America’s labor force is properly honored.

History of Labor Day

Labor Day dates back to the 1880s. The first Labor Day to be celebrated took place on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. The holiday was first formally established through municipal ordinances in 1885 and 1886, and then passed as an Oregon state bill in 1887. That same year, four more states (Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York) passed a bill establishing Labor Day as an official holiday. In 1894, Congress passed an act establishing the holiday throughout the states.

There is some debate as to who founded the holiday. While some accounts point to Peter J. McGuire, the general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, other accounts cite Matthew Maguire, a machinist and eventual secretary of Local 344 in New Jersey, as the founder of the holiday.

You work hard, so take Labor Day as an opportunity to kick back and enjoy a well-earned rest. If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you can also take Labor Day to stop out and see the great selection available at Chip Wynn Motors.