Between traveling, holiday celebrations and picking out the right present, the holiday's aren't always the most wonderful time of year. While some people look forward to the holiday's, others simply try and cope with the stress of it all.
"It's the extra shopping, it's the food preparation, its the grocery shopping, it's just a lot of money is going out in a short period of time," said Kelly Riley of the stresses the holiday's bring.
The Zanesville football team has alot to be thankful for this November. The Devils have rolled off 13 straight victories, captured an ECOL championship, and advanced to the State Final Four for just the second time in school history. Despite all the hype, the Devils are business as usual this week, and most of all, thankful for the opportunity.
If you don't have anywhere to go this Thanksgiving, the House of Grace Church is inviting you to celebrate the holiday with them. Melissa Dunlap of the House of Grace Church says everyone is more than welcome to stop by the church and join them for dinner.
"We're gonna have turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, noodles, vegetables, rolls, dessert, the whole nine yards," said Dunlap. "We want everyone to feel like they're having a real Thanksgiving."
The AAA Auto Club is expecting 43.4 million Americans to be traveling this Thanksgiving, including 1.68 million Ohioans. AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, says that's a decrease of 1.5 percent nationally and 1.7 percent in Ohio. Although it's a small decrease from last year's numbers, Schwind says the number of travelers has been gradually climbing since the recession. If you're traveling this holiday season, Schwind says the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day to travel.
The holidays are quickly approaching and it seems that community members are in a giving mood.
Executive Director of Christ's Table, Keely Warden says that community members have donated fresh foods, canned goods and much more to make sure the visitors at Christ's Table have a wonderful holiday meal this year.
"We had all kinds of people show up last week with turkeys, Burkhart with the Downtown Farmer's Market showed up with a truckload of 800 yams, not only will we have...
Colony Square Mall Marketing Coordinator Kevin Pinson says with a variety of new stores at the mall, shoppers should be able to find something for everyone.
"We have everything from radio controlled toys for the kids to infinity lights, which are a great home decoration," said Pinson. "We have a place selling sweaters and hats and blankets so whatever the person on your list needs, you can probably find it here."
A local funeral home makes sure those in need have a turkey filled Thanksgiving.
Funeral Directors Ty Dierkes and Paige Wagner led a parade of employees holding the holiday staple as they loaded up a Christ's Table truck with fifteen birds. Each bird represents a funeral home employee or staff member.
"We like to give back to our community as best we can," explained Funeral Director Ty Dierkes. "The community has been very good to us, taking car of us all these...
Volunteers took time away from their families to help feed the less fortunate.
Christ's Table served their traditional Thanksgiving meal today. In addition to the 200 meals expected to be served, more than 150 were delivered to the homebound. Although the day is very busy for those involved, volunteers see it as a blessing.
"We know a lot of the community depend on us to be able to have a Thanksgiving meal. We just have the traditional Thanksgiving meal, turkey...