According to the Oxford Dictionary, thankful is an adjective, and it means: expressing gratitude and relief; pleased and relieved.
Thank·ful /ˈTHaNGkfəl / adjective
There are many local business owners and townspeople who contribute to the spirit of giving in our town. Here are some of them and what they are thankful for.
- “All the wonderful children.” Santa Claus
- “I’m thankful for the many people who make their way to Saint Meinrad each year to visit, pray, and study!” Saint Meinrad Archabbey – Mary Jeanne Schumacher, Director of Communications
- “We are thankful for the parks and trails our county has to offer!” Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – Kristi Brown, Administrative Officer
- “I am thankful to be able to help keep the legacy of America’s first themed attraction alive, and to be a part of our guests’ family traditions.” Santa’s Candy Castle – Kevin Klosowski, Owner
- “I am really thankful for my supportive and fun family! I am also thankful for our many moves around the country. We have had wonderful adventures and diverse friends from all over and I am lucky to have learned to appreciate the little things.” Santa Claus Museum & Village – Nell Hedge, Director
- “All my grandkids on earth and in heaven.” Frosty’s Fun Center – Cindy Somerlott, Owner
- “I am thankful to live in such a beautiful area that has so many wonderful attractions that I can enjoy with my family and friends.” Santa’s Lakeside Cottages – Matt and Kara Hinshaw, Owners
- “I am most grateful for God because all blessings flow from him… My family, our health and well-being is all because of His grace towards us.” Fat Daddy’s Grill & Chill – Todd Hayes, Owner
- “We are grateful for the people of Spencer County. Being a 6th generation Spencer Countian, it is our mission to give back to the community. We have to work as a unit because we are stronger when we are together.” Pepper’s Ridge Winery – Kevin DeWeese, Owner
- “I am thankful for all the children’s laughter and smiles. I really enjoy watching their faces light up as they walk into our store and see all the wonderful, magical items before them. As well as seeing Santa standing there. I am thankful to be a part of their joy!” Santa Claus Christmas Store – Julie Korn, Store Manager
- “I am most grateful to have the support of our local customers and tourists who allow us to keep our small business running in our tiny tourist town! Also, for meeting people from all over the world that come to Santa Claus!” Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop – Tammy Heckel, Owner
- “We live in a wonderful community full of beautiful sights and incredible things to do. I’m thankful to be able to help promote this area to visitors from all over.” Spencer County Visitors Bureau – Melissa Arnold, Executive Director
- “All the goodness in my world.” Santa Claus Museum & Village – Mrs. Koch, Founder
Here’s our challenge to you. Take time today to come up with a gratitude list. If it doesn’t come easy, look at the world around you and think about what you are thankful for this very moment.