Ah Thanksgiving. Coming right on the heels of our October “Foodie” issue and the Texas State Fair.

To paraphrase the movie “Jaws,” I’m going to need a bigger belt.

Still, worth it. This month we take a look around town at all that’s going on in November, and we take some time out to thank those heroes among us who don’t wear capes, but rather badges, fire helmets, scrubs, 911 operator headsets and the like. While we’re at home giving thanks, rooting for the Cowboys, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, or hearing another tedious lecture from know-it-all kids back from their freshman year at college, they’re hard at work keeping us safe and healthy. 

So let’s all give thanks for what we have, and an extra thank you to all those men and women who won’t be home for the holidays.

Also, a big thank you to those who helped us recreate the iconic Norman Rockwell painting, Freedom from Want, also known as The Thanksgiving Picture or I’ll Be Home for Christmas.

They are Jeff Cheney, Frisco Mayor; Dana Cheney, Frisco First Lady; Chief John Bruce, Frisco Police Department; Chief Mark Piland, Frisco Fire Department; Nicole Bursey, Executive Director, Frisco Family Services; Peter Burns, YEA! Frisco Program Manager and Boardmember of FEF, Frisco Chamber & Public Art Board; Allison Miller, Community Relations Director, Frisco ISD and District Champion of IncubatorEDU, and Ram Majji, Co-Chair, Frisco Indian Affairs Committee. (And special thanks to Babe’s Chicken for the catering.)


Trey Garrison