Honoring Thanksgiving in various ways, all with gratitude

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

For the past several months, due to pandemic restrictions and precautions, we have been conducting our mini-survey online. For this issue, however, we were back on the street! At the Bluffton Branch Library, we asked: “What does Thanksgiving mean to you?” (NOTE: All visitors and staff members are required to wear masks inside the library. Participants in the survey were given permission by staff to remove their masks for a moment, if they so desired, to have their photo taken

Gisel Velez, Bluffton: “For me, it means being able to get together with friends and family, to enjoy the little moments, and to be thankful we’re all together.”












Mia Campa, Bluffton: “Being thankful for food, life, people, friends and family. And being grateful for all the stuff you get.”












Kitti McKean, Hilton Head Island: “Thanksgiving for me is about family and getting together and remembering for one day a year that we should be grateful for all our blessings.”












Aaron Hooser, Bluffton: “It’s an appreciation of all the good things I have in my life – family, friends … and football!”












Cade Kepple, Bluffton: “Being with family and friends, eating – and sometimes it’s my birthday.”