Thanksgiving, the traditional day to "give thanks" for the gifts the creator has given us is a special day to most of us. As Americans we have been provided with many advantages. Although we in the Atchison area have had a rough year, we have a lot to be thankful.
From the Porch asked community leaders what they have to be thankful for this year.
City Commissioner Andrew Werring: First and foremost my wife and 2 kids. I've just been a very fortunate person in general so I'm thankful for that very much.
County Commissioner Jeffery Schuele: As many blessings have been brought upon me this year I am most thankful for my faith, family, and forthcomings of a prosperous community. I wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving with family. "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." W.T. Purkiser.
Mayor Allen Reavis: Of course I am thankful for all the things we take for granted; Family, friends and health. Beyond those I would say I am very thankful for the faith and perseverance of the community in which we live. The entire MO-KAN area has been dealt a series of challenges over the last 3 years that have been difficult to say the least. In spite of that everyone keeps their chins up and just keeps on moving forward. The American Spirit and the MO-KAN spirit of community and doing our best is what I am very thankful for.
I am thankful I have good friends in a community that can come together when things get tough. From those that helped the victims of the protracted flood to those that supported each other after the grain explosion. I am thankful that I have a family that care about each other. I am also thankful for those who read our publication.
Please take a few minutes to share what you are thankful for. You can registar and add your comments letting the community what you are thankful for this year. We all have a lot to be thankful for.