Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all of the blessings we have received in the past year. Most of us remember to be thankful for our families, homes, friends and being able to put food on our table.
Today, the latter isn’t always that easy but there are many within this community who work tirelessly to ensure that no one goes hungry and that those needing help receive what they need.
Those are the people I want to thank this Thanksgiving.
Countless hours are spent on behalf of this community gathering food, transporting the food to local food banks and then counting and distributing food.
People of all ages, from school children to the elderly, help collect and distribute food and clothing to those in need.
This holiday our Lake Stevens Food Bank will distribute over 200 Thanksgiving meals to needy families.
Local churches will give to its members and smaller organizations like Li’l Hungry Hearts will ensure that no one goes hungry in this time of giving and thanks.
I want to thank the Lake Stevens Food Bank, Lake Stevens Family Center, Li’l Hungry Hearts, Synergy, local schools and churches and other groups who donate time and money to create a community that cares for its citizens.
The Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Rotary Club, American Legion Post 181 and the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce and local businesses all need to be recognized for their part in serving each of us who live in this community.
How can we forget our police department and firefighters who continue to keep us safe and protected?
And for all of those who volunteer at our schools, our children would be lost without you.
Lake Stevens is unique because its residents are caring, giving and community minded. It takes a village and we are lucky to call Lake Stevens our village.
From each of us here at the Lake Stevens Journal, Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for supporting us and our community.