I pray this short message arrives to you in the best of health and spirit.
Thanksgiving day has differing meaning to so many historically and traditionally. Two common inescapable meanings this day has had in the US is that of charity and family.
On that day, some share a meal and their precious time with their loved ones while expressing their gratitude to each other. Some go out of the comfort of their home to reach out to a neighbor or a long lost friend, an estranged family member or just a complete stranger to give them a warm helping hand. Some just decide to be thankful to their God to see another thanksgiving with health in this beautiful universe.
What ever your reason to celebrate this day, on behalf of my family and the governing body, we wish you a happy thanksgiving day in South Toms River and beyond.
Joseph Makhandal Champagne
Mayor of South Toms River