Community Pulse: What are you most thankful for?

“As a Gilroy resident, I am thankful for …?”

  • As a Gilroy resident, I am thankful for a place where we could raise our children with a sense of community … for the ability to be at the beach, in the City or in the snow and home again in the same day … for neighbors who became friends and then became “like family”… for needing to put on makeup just to go to the store because you always run into someone you know … for the glorious hillsides and mountains surrounding our valley … and for all the people who do something to better this community, not because they are getting paid to do, but because they love volunteering for something they love … yes, I am thankful. 
  • I am thankful for several years with Mayor Al Pinheiro who led this city through some tough times, maintaining a budget balanced with a surplus and allowed our city to be the envy of the county.  
  • I’m thankful for my family, which now includes three baby girls, my pets, my home, my friends and how wonderful it is to live in Gilroy. n As a Gilroy resident, I am thankful for the beauty that surrounds us every day, in every type of weather! I am also thankful that I know how to avoid the traffic near the outlets as well!
  • I am thankful that is seems that Gilroy is finally coming out of its economic slump, and with the big meal looming, I am thankful Nob Hill employees are no longer on strike! Happy Thanksgiving! 
  • As a Gilroy resident, I am thankful for all of the wonderful people in our community. The people make the place and Gilroy is filled with family and friends who make life special. I am thankful for the small-town-help-your-neighbor attitude of Gilroyans, culminating in our huge help-fest: the Garlic Festival. The rest of the year, we help our schools, help out when someone’s house burns down or they are barely getting by (St. Joseph Family Center and Salvation Army), we pit our high schools against each other to see who can collect the most turkeys to feed the poor. We have multiple toy drives, sock drives, shoe drives to help our neighbors who have less than we. Then there are food chains when someone is sick or bereaved. It’s a wonderful small-town connectedness that makes a 15-minute trip to Nob Hill take 45 because you run into so many friends! 
  • First, I am thankful for a loving family, a warm home and so many friends that are there without being asked. That is community, that is Gilroy.

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