The week in The Day
David Horan, left, of Plainfield, and Zach Smart, of Norwich, both seasonal employees, transfer turkeys from one bin of ice water to another at the Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm in Moosup, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
Stonington head coach AJ Massengale is showered with water by Stonington's Julian Maiorano, right, as time expires in the second half in defeating Westerly in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game at Stonington High School Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
Elaine Joseph and her husband Terry Joseph, owners of Cedar Knoll Farm in Lisbon, battle high winds and cold temperatures as they pack up their 16-year-old male Percheron horse named "Diesel" and carriage, in the Griswold High School parking lot, after participating in the 13th Annual Griswold Snowflake Festival & Parade, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. The couple transported Mr. and Mrs. Claus during the event.
Stonington receiver Emanuel Calmar hangs on for a pass reception against Westerly in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game during the second half at Stonington High School Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
Hannah Hallisey, 6, of New London snuggles her father Chris after Hallisey delivered her 302 pound food donation to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013. This is Hallisey's second donation to the center, the first was after Superstorm Sandy.
Members of AFT CT Local 5049 of Registered Nurses and AFT CT Local 5051 of LPN Technologists along with union supporters picket outside of the L+M Hospital on the first day of their strike Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013 while non-union staff continue running the daily operation of the hospital.
There is a brief flurry of activity as the doors open for Christmas shoppers at the J.Crew Crewcuts outlet store during the Moonlight Madness Sale at the Tanger Outlets in Westbrook on Thanksgiving night Thursday Nov. 28, 2013.
People gathered for the press conference at L&M Unions' office in New London Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 listen to the two union local presidents and field representative discuss the nurses and technicians going on strike at L+M Hospital after Lawrence and Memorial Corporation (LMC) representatives walked away from negotiations without an agreement.
Ledyard's Luke Saccone (4) hits the ball with his helmet causing Tyler Royster (4) to fumble during the Thanksgiving Day football game at Ledyard High School Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
:Santa waves to the crowd upon arriving to lead the countdown to turn on the lights during the Light Up City Hall event to start the Norwich Winter Festival Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The festival continues Saturday with the Winterfest 5K road race starting at 11 a.m. at NFA and the Winter Festival Parade starting at 1 p.m. from Chelsea Parade to downtown.
Members of All The Right Moves Dance Center in Norwich perform during the Winter Festival Parade in Norwich moves along Broadway Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The parade began at Chelsea Parade and ended in Franklin Square in downtown.
NFA's Khaleen Exum Strong tries to break away from New London's Rashan Young (23) in the second half of ECC large division football action Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. New London emerged with a 9-7 win in the oldest high school football rivalry in the nation.
Members of the senior class at New London High School gather at center court at the start of a pep rally Wednesday, November 27, 2013 for their football team's Thanksgiving Day rivalry game with Norwich Free Academy. New London and NFA, the oldest high school football rivalry in the nation, face-off Thursday morning in Norwich.
New London players race onto the field to celebrate their win over NFA in Thanksgiving Day football action Thursday, November 28, 2013. New London emerged with a 9-7 win in the oldest high school football rivalry in the nation.
Employees at Best Buy in Waterford hold a pep really on the sales floor just minutes before opening the doors on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013.
Highlights from The Day photographers for the week of Nov. 24, 2013 thru Nov.30, 2013.