Dorchester readers’ Thanksgiving wishes

Submitted to Dorchester Banner
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the Dorchester Banner!

CAMBRIDGE — Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful for the blessings of life, and residents of Dorchester County took the opportunity to send good wishes to one another. While for most, it’s a time for family, friends, football and food, there are those who are still on duty serving others: Police officers, firefighters, emergency responders, medical personnel and even hospitality workers — it’s a big day in restaurants and hotels.

Officers at the Hurlock Police Department (HPD) remembered those on watch keeping the peace, saying, “Happy Thanksgiving from the HPD to you and your family. To our officers and all first responders that are on duty today, a special thank you and may God bless you and watch over you always.”

Many local folks reached out on social media, sending greetings to neighbors.

“We are all very blessed. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.” — Jane Flowers

“Happy Thanksgiving from the Sisco Family. Remember to give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) — Shay Sisco

“Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends and family that I can’t be with today.” — Taylor Renee

“Blessed and thankful! To all who are serving today here or abroad, thank you for your service and dedication. Happy Thanksgiving!” — Scott Wheatley

“Happy Thanksgiving to every one of my friends and family. I’m grateful for you all and thankful to see another year.”— Da’Vion Dockins-Wongus

“On this Thanksgiving Day 2019, the Dorchester County Public Schools community is counting its many blessings. Here are just a few of things for which our students and staff are thankful.”

• Ian, 10th grade, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School — “I’m thankful for my family and the opportunities I’ve had during the last few months – football and my job.

• Adam, 8th grade, Mace’s Lane Middle School — “All that my parents do for me.”

• Gabriella, 3rd grade, South Dorchester School — “I’m thankful for my Grandma who does so much for us and my parents.

• Ms. Bowers, assistant principal, North Dorchester High School — “I’m thankful for my position in the school with these wonderful students and staff who I feel like are my family.”

• Milo, 2nd grade, Sandy Hill Elementary School — “My friends and my family.”

And of course, it’s hardly Thanksgiving without a feast, and the star of that show is the turkey. For those who need a little advice for a successful meal, kindergarten students at Choptank Elementary School put together a few tips on how to roast the perfect bird.

• “In the oven for 20 hours.” — A’Donis

• “In a pot and set the timer for 6 minutes.” — Zhayne

• “Cook the turkey on the grill for 100 hours.” — Jayleigh

• “We eat steak on the grill. We season the meat and cook it for 51 hours.” — Nah’Liyah

• “Ask the farmer for it, take it home and cook it.” — Jose’

• “Put sugar and season on it, put it in the oven on 1, put rolls in it and cook it.” — Caysa

• “Someone brings it to the sidewalk, you put it in the oven and you wait until it says 000. You get off the couch and eat it.” — Axel

• “Put it in the oven for 5 minutes and then eat hot dogs.” — Diamond

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.