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Aug 07

Little Apple... BIG THANKS

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 9:24 AM by Michael Goens

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is time to take a step back from our busy lifestyles and think about the things that make us say thanks. This time of year is one of the best times to spend with family and eat TONS of good food. We get it, Thanksgiving rocks.  But, it’s about more than just the good food. This holiday has inspired the CVB team to put together a list of things that we are thankful for in The Little Apple®.  As endless as this list could be, we have condensed it to our FIVE BIG THANKS

1. OUR UNIQUE ECOSYSTEM
- Located in the heart of the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie, Manhattan is part of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.  During your visit, see the Flint Hills for yourself and immerse yourself in discovery at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.  Take a hike at the Konza Prairie, enjoy the outdoors at many of our walking trails, or experience peaceful Tuttle Creek State Park.  It’s the last 4% of this ecosystem, and we don’t take it for granted.

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2. OUR FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE
- Yes we’ve all heard this plenty of times.  Manhattan is known for its friendly atmosphere.  I don’t think you truly understand this, however, until you spend a day in our town.  Not one person looks away and avoids conversation, in fact most people would be willing to give a ride, buy a meal or simply say hello to every stranger on the street.  This is a unique trait that The Little Apple® should be proud to possess.

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3. OUR EDUCATION-
Manhattan is home to Kansas State University.  With a major University here, the town truly buzzes 24/7 with activity.  We are thankful that students have the opportunity to gain knowledge from the incredible faculty and staff at K-State.  It enhances the character of The Little Apple® and allows us to live among rich history and tradition.

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4. OUR LOCAL DINING AND SHOPPING-
There is no shortage of shops and restaurants in Manhattan.  We are grateful to the store owners, restaurateurs and other business owners who pour their hearts into maintaining the local flavor of our town.  We know it takes much effort to keep things thriving.  Come see us at 501 Poyntz to learn more about what we offer in The Little Apple®. 

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5. OUR SAFETY-
The crime rate in Manhattan is relatively low, and that’s a huge thanks to the many police officers and military partners in the area.  We are thankful for those men and women who give themselves to protect us and our country’s freedom!

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Take the time this week to think about what you are grateful for and share it with us!
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Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving! 

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