The Curry Coastal Pilot

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day for people to enjoy an extended weekend, visit family and friends and gorge themselves with turkey and all the fixins. It's also a time when people express their thankfulness for all the blessings in their lives.

As a community, Curry County has many things to be thankful for. We should all take a moment tomorrow to remember and give thanks to those in our community who make it the great place that it is.

Among them:

andbull;The volunteers who, on Thursday, will help those less fortunate by serving up free thanksgiving meals at several locations.

andbull;The teachers and school staff who enrich our childrens' lives and provide a safe, friendly learning environment; the people who undoubtedly could get higher paying jobs working elsewhere.

andbull;The dozens of selfless local volunteers without whose help many of our community institutions, parks, projects and events would not exist or continue. Their contributions are all the more valuable in this day and age when no one has time for anything.

andbull;The law enforcement officers and emergency response crews who serve and protect us around the clock.

andbull;The Pilot readers and the loyalty and ownership they have for their hometown newspaper.

We also should remember the plight of the less fortunate such as the poor, the elderly and others among us who need our attention during this holiday season and throughout the year.

The Pilot hopes that, after eating that second helping of pumpkin pie, you remember the true spirit of Thanksgiving and find time to be thankful for the many blessings you have received, and be thankful for those who serve our community well.