In keeping with tradition, we are continuing the 12 Days of Gratitude message, changed up a bit from the 12 Days of Christmas. With this time of reflection as well as a time for gratitude and giving thanks, we hope this will spur others to come up with a list of things for which they are grateful during the holidays:
On the first day of Gratitude, we are thankful for the continued support of all our 970,000-plus residents who call Denton County home. We are here to serve you.
On the second day of Gratitude, we are thankful for the U.S. Department of Treasury funds, which helped us assist many Denton County residents with rental assistance and fresh fruits and vegetables – efforts that will continue into the new year.
On the third day of Gratitude, we are thankful for our cities, towns, and their elected officials who continue to collaborate with us to solve any issues that may arise throughout the year. Our collaborative efforts have borne the fruits of so many new programs to address the issues of a fast-growing county.
On the fourth day of Gratitude, we are thankful for being in Denton County, where we continue to see record-breaking growth, with an estimated 82 new residents every day.
On the fifth day of Gratitude, we are thankful for our Chambers of Commerce and our businesses – large, medium, and small – who provide a wide variety of employment opportunities and continue to drive our thriving local economy.
On the sixth day of Gratitude, we are thankful for our educators – from teachers to principals to other school officials – who educate our next generation and prepare them to be our future leaders.
On the seventh day of Gratitude, we are thankful for our first responders – police, fire, and emergency medical technicians – who keep us safe from harm and being there to protect us, whether from a fire, a medical emergency, or from unseen dangers that lurk in shadows. They all put their lives in danger to ensure our safety.
On the eighth day of Gratitude, we are thankful for our 1,890-plus employees who work year-round to serve the public – whether on patrol with the Sheriff’s Office, at the front counter with our Tax Offices, or in the courtrooms. These individuals have dedicated their careers to serving you.
On the ninth day of Gratitude, we are thankful to United Way of Denton County and our many non-profits who have worked together to help our residents whether they need housing support, food assistance, or mental health issues.
On the tenth day of Gratitude, we are thankful for all of the many volunteers who have passed out much-needed food and clothing or assisted someone in staying in their homes. They spend countless hours of their own time helping others.
On the eleventh day of Gratitude, we are thankful for the collaboration among all of our federal, state, counties, municipalities, school districts, colleges, universities, medical facilities, and utility industries to ensure we continue to serve the public effectively.
On the twelfth day of Gratitude, we are thankful for who we are, what we have, and for our wonderful family and friends.