Thanksgiving is a word of action

By Shannon McKenna
Round Table editor

Thanksgiving is a holiday during which people can express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to the families and friends for which they have all been thankful to have in their lives.

Middletown is a very tight-knit community where everyone seems to know each other, where, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, families help one another when in distress.

Many of the families of Middletown spend their Thanksgiving together celebrating the holiday season by preparing the food together and then eating all the delicious food that comes with the day of thanks.

“I always spend Thanksgiving with my family, eating together, laughing together, and just giving thanks to have each other in our lives,” said Middletown High School sophomore Allison Tipsord.

My family during Thanksgiving works together to make our delicious meal. My sister makes the turkey, I make the appetizers, mom makes the other courses in the meal and dad adds the final touches to everything by setting the table.

Working together we create a beautiful setting for our family to enjoy and spend time together for at least one day out of the year. 

One place that is well known for helping the community on a daily basis is Goodwill, which gives back to the community, whether it’s by giving people jobs or helping others to have clothes on their backs.

Goodwill’s goal is to “enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping those in need,” according to

The holiday may come and go, just like the people around us, but one thing should stay the same: the act of giving thanks.