What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

Over the past two weeks, town officials have been sharing what they're thankful for. Take a moment to express your gratitude on Thanksgiving Day.


Over the past two weeks, some of our town officials have shared some of the things they are thankful for in our 3 Questions feature. In case you missed anything, here's a recap of what the town officials have shared.

Interim Town Manager Bonnie Therrien: I am thankful for family and friends, a roof on our house and the simple things in life that we take for granted. With the devastating effects to so many due to Storm Sandy, all of us should be thankful for all of those simple things that so many people do not have this Thanksgiving season.

Library Director Bob Hull: I am thankful for the chance to have my wife and I and our three grown children all together for the holiday!

Senior Center Supervisor Judy Barron: Friends, family and community.

Superintendent Scott Schoonmaker: I am thankful for my family and friends and to be part of a community that truly cares about the whole child.

Fire Chief Bill Seward: We have all accepted the normal way of life and the means by which we enjoy the same. With the holiday seasons approaching, we really need to be grateful for all the positive aspects of life. For at any one time, lives can change forever.

Recently, many of my fellow firefighters engaged in a day of feeding those who lost all their personal property and even lives, on the shores of Long Island, New York. The sights and stories heard by all bring back so many memories of working at the World Trade Center on 9/11 that once again, we demonstrate our commitment to care for others, often ahead of our own families.

Firefighters are known to, at the sound of an alarm, drop everything and respond to the calls for help from strangers. It is for these actions that I am so grateful to have become a part of AMERICA'S HEROES and the Chief of North Branford's Bravest.

Rec Director Pam Gery: I am thankful for having a wonderful bunch of family and friends that make me laugh everyday.

Social Service Director Luisa Breen: Common sense.

Mayor Anthony Candelora: I am thankful to be a member of a community where I am able to serve and give back and the many people who have helped me along the way. What I am most thankful for is my wife Joan her constant love and support. 

At our house, we've been busy filling our "Thankful Box" with something we're thankful for each day. It's been a great reminder not only for the kids, but for me as well, of just how much we have to be grateful for. 

With a roof over our heads, four healthy children, loving family and friends and a great husband who does so much to take care of our family, my list of things to be thankful for goes on and on. 

What are you thankful for today? Take a moment to share in the comments below. I hope you and yours have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! 

Lori Connelly November 22, 2012 at 01:20 PM
I am thankful fo rmy family, my home, my toys, and my friends. TJ Connelly
Kris Smith November 22, 2012 at 02:19 PM
My Dad passed away this summer, I am thankful for the time that I got to spend with him before his passing. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Donna Cropley November 26, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I am most thankful for my 2 beautiful girls, my wonderful 2 stepsons, & my loving husband. Thank you God for keeping us all safe & healthy.
Jenn McCulloch November 26, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Thank you for sharing everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!


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