Tomorrow, families and friends will gather around dinner tables and likely, before digging in to the turkey, declare their gratitude for what they appreciate and value—things like relationships, employment, housing, good health, food, safety and community.
That last one—community—is pretty key to the work we do here at the Tri-City Times and, week after week, it’s pretty evident that we live and work in a pretty cool place filled with generous people.
Tomorrow, people will pull on aprons and serve free Thanksgiving dinners in Imlay City and Capac, likely choosing time away from family to do so. Others will sit down to enjoy a hearty helping of turkey thanks to the generosity of an Imlay City man who gave away 100 of the frozen birds.
Last week’s edition featured stories about volunteers braving the cold to clear off snowy stands and a football field in Almont. Among them were teachers who just logged a full day’s worth of classes.
Local youth are stepping up to make upgrades in important places like parks in Dryden and Capac.
Mentoring programs, like Watch D.O.G.S., are going strong in local school districts and students are making extra efforts to reach out and honor others. Imlay City High School’s Veterans Honor Roll Reception and Borland Elementary’s celebration of World Kindness Day are examples.
Our libraries are vibrant places to learn and play; we’re home to generous community and service groups and local churches regularly extend a helping hand.
Whether you’ve lived here a few months or a lifetime, we hope you count it among your blessings this Thanksgiving.