With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's time to share what we're thankful for. Below is a list of 10 things I'm thankful for in Eldersburg and Sykesville.
I can go on and on but I want to hear from you. Comment below with what you're thankful for in the area. Share your stories in the spirit of the holiday and we'll feature them on Thanksgiving Day.
10. Crab and Shrimp tatertots at . In the midst of life's craziness I stopped into Beck's on Main Street a couple of months ago for some comfort food and came across these amazing gems.
9. Local arts programs. I'm a dancer and a dance teacher and I thoroughly enjoy getting to see local performances by the award winning , the many local dance studios and the numerous local performing arts groups.
8. . This is my hangout in Eldersburg. I often sit with my "Patch" laptop, breaking news, enjoying the company of local residents who stop by, and chowing down on my favorite Sierra Turkey sandwich and broccoli cheese soup.
7. Passionate commenters. From the to the , local voices of those who matter the most make writing for Eldersburg Patch worth it.
6. The former London Fog factory. Yes, I'm thankful for the large warehouse at the bottom of the hill. It's unbelievable watching the building transform from a factory and store to a , a and a .
5. The Carrolltown Mall. No, , but it's definitely still an icon to me. I remember visiting the mall as a child with my good friends. When the inside space was still open, we would enjoy Fun Quarters, the shops and cafeteria. One of my favorite Facebook finds is the group "I Used To Hang Out On The Carrolltown Mall Parking Lot-80's/90's," which is a fun page to read reminisce.
4. The . Currently being constructed at the South Carroll Senior Center, this memorial garden and the heartbreaking story behind it is uplifting. I look forward to being able to visit it once it's completed.
3. Main Street Sykesville. This one explains itself. From the history to the people and the quaint shops, how can you not be thankful for it?
2. . I grew up in nearby Ellicott City and would always look forward to visiting the Eldersburg Dairy Queen for a treat and a good time with my Mom, brother Christopher and childhood friends Brittany, Megan and Christine.
1. The Liberty Reservoir. The beautiful views are just a step away from the busy streets of Eldersburg and Sykesville. If you ever need a break from life's craziness there's always the reservoir to be thankful for.