On the eve of publishing our 14th edition, I sat down with the team and hit rewind. I wanted to take a look back at our very first issues and make sure we had done our job. Like any editor, I saw things I love...and maybe a couple of teeny, tiny things I'd rather forget. All grammatical errors aside, what surprised me the most, was the job our contributors had done. Over the last year, we've accidentally built a team of contributors that feels more like family. We spend a lot of time with them, laugh with them, and ultimately, work hard with them. They flip their schedules, donate their time and devote every ounce of energy to make a single story shine. So, in our month of Thanksgiving, I think it's the perfect time to say, "Thank you."
This month, we worked with Pray for Gray's non-profit to auction off four seats at the table to one of our cuisine shoots. We weren't sure if anyone would 'bite', so we were pleasantly surprised when the highest bid came in at a whopping $800. Now, we know our food shoots are really fun, but with this bid in mind, we thought we'd better step up our game.
We reached out to four of our cuisine contributors to see if they'd be willing to offer their time and talents in our four-course, behind-the-scenes dinner. Not a single one faltered in their answer of, "I'm in." They knew it was for a good cause, and even though we offered, they didn't ask for a single thing in return. This is just one of many scenarios that remind me of why I'm forever thankful for Fargo-Moorhead, family, and wonderful friends who continue to say, "I'm in." All of this is because of you.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!
With Midwest regard,
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