Thanksgiving is the nation's oldest holiday signifying the end of the harvest season and has become an opportunity for Americans to reflect on their blessings.
There are many people in our county and city who took the time to express what they are thankful for this year.
“As usual, I am thankful for family and friends and for all the people that share the same compassion that I do about the county,” said County Commissioner, Jim Porter. “We have a lot of good employees here at the county, that are very dedicated and I'm thankful for what they do. "
“I am thankful that we live in a nation where we are free to worship anyone we want,” added Commissioner Todd Sands. “We have freedom of speech, I'm thankful that people before us fought and died and gave those rights to us.”
"I am very thankful for this community, that supports Christ's Table and everything that we do and our volunteers that come out on the holidays,” said Executive Director at Christ's Table, Keely Warden
“I am thankful for everything, God has been so good to me and all of my friends and this is a wonderful place to show your friendship," said Christ's Table volunteer, Mildred Comps
"I am thankful for my family and friends because I hang out with them,” said Tuff Zemba, another Christ's Table Volunteer.
"My friends and family, because they made me the person that I am today," explained, Wyatt Brown, a third volunteer at Christ's Table
"I do have a great family here at K-Mart, we are with each other all the time, and I love them all,” said K-Mart Manager, Tracy Kohler. “They are like my kids and we all consider each other family.”
The obvious winner for what most people were thankful for was family and friends.