November 2018 Enjoy — Gather
● By Enjoy Magazine
AS WE GATHER with loved ones, we’re reflecting on the simple things for which we are grateful – a sprinkle of rain, a walk on the Sundial Bridge, new snow on Mt. Shasta – even a park full of food trucks, symbolizing downtown renewal. What makes your heart happy?
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves, and if you’re planning to host a Friendsgiving celebration, we have some tips to share. It’s a beautiful way to create a new tradition.
It’s the season of gratitude, and we’re honored to introduce you to four people whose lives took a turn from peril to promise with the help of local service agencies. Their stories will inspire you.
Before the holiday shopping frenzy takes hold, we encourage you to take a moment to set up your North State Giving Tuesday contribution. It’s easy, you can select which organization will receive your donation, and every dollar makes a difference. Last year, we broke the $1 million mark – that’s a lot of philanthropy! We’ve also collected some fun ideas for donating your time, energy and brainpower during the season of giving.
And if you like to shop and give at the same time, make a stop at the Hope Chest in Red Bluff. This thrift shop benefits the Family Counseling Center, which provides counseling to low-income and uninsured people of all ages.
Hungry? Take the short trek to Dunsmuir and check out The Wheelhouse – digging into a house-made meal while watching the Sacramento River roll by will remind you why we’re so lucky to live in the North State.
Wherever you gather for Thanksgiving, we wish you a celebration rich with delicious food, unconditional love and memorable moments. We are grateful for you.
The Enjoy Team
On the Cover
Left to Right… Chase Boontjer, Rachel Boontjer, Jessica Parker, Sean Parker, Tyler Parker, Aislin Parker and Will Parker
Photo by Kara Stewart