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Back Out With Benny: Mixing the holidays with community

I was really sick with a stomach infection (I’ll spare you the dirty details) at the end of October and first couple weeks of this month. While I’ve been lucky to have relatively good health — even a more severe illness like this one didn’t have me completely knocked down — I did find myself taking it much easier, staying in a lot more, and missing quite a few community events.

Sometimes the number of events taking place within our community gets tiring — even for the most seasoned of socialites — but I remind myself how fortunate I am to live in a place and be part of a community (since I was 16 years old, nearly 20 years now) that offers me such a wide variety of options to mix, connect, meet new people, and to raise funds and support for great causes.

In this week of gratitude, I’m thankful for all of you, the opportunities we have to be together and of course for having this platform to share so many of these wonderful community events and opportunities. Happy Thanksgiving! As we head into the busy holiday season, I’ll share some events that I’m looking forward to.

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