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State officials ask Vermonters to make a sacrifice this Thanksgiving

State officials ask Vermonters to make the sacrifice this Thanksgiving
State officials ask Vermonters to make the sacrifice this Thanksgiving(WCAX)
Published: Nov. 26, 2020 at 8:02 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont state leaders say they know they’re asking you to sacrifice typical turkey dinners this Thanksgiving.

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine is encouraging people to try to find joy in smaller celebrations at home, with just the people they live with.

For example, cooking a new dish, teaching someone to cook or not even having to cook.

He’s also asking that you think of those who may be in need this year because of the pandemic by donating to local food banks.

“Be thankful for what you can. Gratitude can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships,” Levine said.

Gov. Phil Scott is also wishing Vermonters a Happy Thanksgiving and asking people to meet this pandemic challenge with the same determination since March.

“If we do, future generations will recall your courage, resilience and commitment to community as a powerful reminder that there is no challenge the people of Vermont cannot meet when united in common cause,” said Scott, R-Vermont.

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