We asked some notable people in the community to think beyond obvious answers such as family, health and religion and tell us something else they are thankful for this holiday - with a piece of paper and a camera.
Today, we share their responses with you.
Click through these photos and celebrate our community with us.
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The photo should be at least 5 inches by 7 inches with a resolution of 72 dpi. Provide the photographer’s name, your name, phone number and a description of the photo, including names of people pictured, location and when it was taken. Please also include the municipality or town in which you reside.
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