At this time of year, the students get a little break for the Thanksgiving holiday. We have much to be thankful for in the city of Norwalk. We live in a community that is clean, safe and blessed with strong schools. I spent lunch time on Monday at the Norwalk Catholic School Early Childhood Center. Like many schools, our kindergarten students were enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. We ate turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cornbread muffins, pumpkin pie, and orange Jell-O in the shape of pumpkins. The children made sure to inform me that the pilgrims and Native Americans didn't have orange Jell-O at the first Thanksgiving. As I looked around at the young faces around the table, I'm thankful that our future is in such good hands.
One of the natural responses that we have when counting our blessings is to try and share with those who don't have as much. I believe we in Norwalk are blessed to live in such a generous community. The St. Paul Key Club and our elementary school have collected canned goods to share with those in need. Many of our students will also be helping to provide meals on Thanksgiving Day. It's great to know that our kids are developing a generous spirit and are willing to share with others.