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Downtown Springfield is thankful

November 21, 2018


The Downtown Springfield Association would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you’re taking time today to be with friends and family for good food and good fellowship. We’re thankful for each and everyone of you who chooses to live, play and work in Downtown Springfield.

We asked some downtowners what they are thankful for this year, too.

“I’m really thankful for Downtown Springfield. I’m so happy we picked downtown. I’m so thankful for this community. It’s been a great experience.” — Anne Dezort, SOAP Refill Station

Woman wearing a red sweater

“I’m thankful for the health of my family. We’ve been doing really well this year. And my wife has been hanging in there with me while I’m starting a business. And I’m thankful for being able to spend a lot of time with my family still.” — Tyler Hoke, Lost Signal Brewing Company

A man wearing a baseball hat

“I’m thankful for my Savior. I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful to work in a business with a team of people who are striving towards excellence. And I’m thankful to be alive and breathing. I could go on all day, but those are the key points.” — Thad Forrester, Huds0n Hawk Barber & Shop

A barber cutting hair

“I’m thankful for so many things, including such a supportive downtown community.” — Brina Thomas, 5 Pound ApparelA woman wearing a gray sweatshirt

“I am thankful for the strong sense of community from our downtown business owners. They genuinely care about helping their neighbors succeed, and that broader vision is an important part of what makes downtown a distinctive place to live, work and play.” — Rusty Worley, Downtown Springfield Association Executive Director

“I’m thankful for community. Friends and family that come alongside you when life isn’t bright and shiny. And pie. Pie makes everything better.” — Bethany Bell, Downtown Springfield Association Events Manager

“This year I’m thankful to be back in Downtown Springfield, my favorite place in the world, working with and for some incredible human beings. I’m thankful for good health, more blessings than I can count and a great family to go home to every night. And I’m thankful the Springfield Lasers won the World TeamTennis championship!” — Jeff Kessinger, Downtown Springfield Association Communications Manager