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Have a happy Thanksgiving weekend!

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As we juggle work, family, house maintenance, errands and a multitude of other responsibilities every day, it’s easy to forget about the acts of kindness around us that we take for granted.

We’re on the go nonstop five-plus days a week. There’s always some other job or some other chore we could finish today or tonight instead of waiting for another day.

Many residents are busy from early morning until 7 or 8 each night. Typical days for them start with getting their children ready for school and then themselves for work through fixing dinner and then helping with homework or preparing for their own workload the next day.

All of which makes it easy to lose track of what’s happening in the world outside our own when we have an almost endless list of chores and obligations to finish each day.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, however, it’s natural to reflect on what we are thankful for and what we appreciate as our families and/or friends gather for a meal or a visit.

We’re reminded of how others selflessly make our everyday lives easier.

Such as the Colfax Lions Club members helping to organize the Dec. 9 Parade of Lights so that residents can share in a holiday community tradition. See the story on page 1 about the Parade of Lights.

Or the many residents, other service organizations and businesses that were part of the Winterfest fundraiser on Nov. 3. Many residents and visitors alike consider the annual Winterfest, this year from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9, as the start of the Christmas season.

The Winterfest volunteers work hard to make the event memorable.

We’re lucky to have residents in Colfax, who care about their neighbors and make Colfax one of the best places to call home.

It makes us proud to be part of Colfax.

Happy Thanksgiving!