We have much to be thankful for

Published 1:13 am Monday, November 23, 2009

The Miss-Lou will have plenty to be thankful for this week, that’s for sure.

But before we start counting next week’s blessings, let’s look back on the great things that happened last week.

4 A group of hardworking dancers showcased their skills in the Natchez Ballet Academy’s 25th anniversary of “The Nutcracker.” These students worked hard, and they should be proud of their performance.

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4 The Natchez Trails Project received $607,623 in federal funds for its second phase. The money will make the project possible, but also shows that leaders outside of Natchez recognize its importance.

4 Parker Cavin, 16, has completed the work necessary to receive his Eagle Scout. This honor, bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America, represents Cavin’s many hours of hard work. We thank him for his service to our community and congratulate him on the recognition.

4Ferriday will soon have an official marker of the Mississippi Blues Trail. Despite its Louisiana location, there’s no denying that Ferriday’s musical forefathers made the small town a legend in the world of music. The sign is likely to attract tourists, bring recognition to the area and benefit us all.

4 Area residents have been packing dozens upon dozens of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The boxes full of toys and personal items will go to needy children around the world this Christmas. Volunteers at Parkway Baptist Church manned a regional drop-off zone that collected hundreds of the boxes.

Our community’s generosity is heart warming, and we hope each child feels our love when they open their shoebox.

As we begin our Thanksgiving week, let’s remember just how lucky we are.