To many people, Thanksgiving is an excuse to eat, watch football or plan for and begin holiday shopping.
But many Johnson County residents use the day to reflect on their blessings and to help others in need.
For example, this afternoon at the Johnson County fairgrounds, dozens of families will gather for a free holiday meal. For many, this not only will be the big meal of the day, it might even be the only meal today. Others will be there just to celebrate the holiday.