Thanksgiving is upon us, and for many people throughout the county, it’s the largest gathering of family and friends they’ll have all year long.

The day will be filled catching up with relatives, counting the blessings of the past year and of course, stuffing yourself with great food.

While the holiday is a happy time, it can also be rife with stressful situations.

To help you survive, the Daily Journal is here to help you navigate all things Turkey Day, such as how to say the blessing, how to pass the food and how to offer to do the dishes.

Some of Johnson County’s best experts share their knowledge to help make this Thanksgiving a successful one and ensure that the holiday season starts out on a high note.

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Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2727.