Thanksgiving is almost here and that means it's time for Bill Heddles Recreation Center's 21st annual "Huff 'n Puff Before You Stuff" class.
It was a great day for Food for Thought when Mary Saunders called and said she had been contacted by Safeway about donating Thanksgiving dinners for needy families. Saunders explained that Safeway needed an outlet, a way to connect with needy families to provide donated Thanksgiving dinners.
People who live in Surface Creek Valley know they have a lot to be thankful for.
To that list of blessings the community can add a local business that demonstrated last Thursday how it understands the meaning of Thanksgiving day in a small community.
Since 2007, the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas day meals served at the Hotchkiss Senior Center have provided a holiday meal to more than 1,000 citizens. How many meals were served during the 17 years before records were kept is anyone's guess.
From the time we are young, we learn about being thankful from our parents, teachers, books and TV. According to Psychology Today, children under the age of 6 only say thank you about 20 percent of the time.
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