The City of Newport News is celebrating National Gratitude Month this November with an “Attitude of Gratitude” campaign to encourage resident to give thanks.
The campaign includes a variety of contests and activities that help residents join together to show appreciation for the people, businesses, organizations and items that make our lives brighter, according to Sarah Bowman, senior communications specialist for the city.
“My mom told me, ‘There is always something to be grateful for,’” said Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS. “I find this especially important to remember as we reflect upon the challenges and losses we experienced throughout the pandemic.
“Our ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ campaign was created to inspire residents to adopt a grateful spirit and uplift others in word and deed,” he added.
To participate, residents and business owners should visit the City of Newport News Facebook and Instagram pages for daily inspirational messages and weekly giveaways. Residents are also encouraged to enter the “Attitude of Gratitude” Video Contest by posting a one-minute video sharing who or what they are grateful for and why and using #NewsofGratitude and #NationalGratitudeMonth. The videos with the most views will be posted on the city’s social media pages; those with the most votes will win prizes at the end of the month. For full contest details, visit www.nnva.gov.
Residents are invited to pick up a free yard sign, write what they are grateful for, and display the message their yard. Signs can be picked up at all Newport News Public Library branches and community centers, as well as the Newport News Visitor Center, the Tourism Office, City Hall and the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center.
Mayor Price will proclaim November as Gratitude Month in Newport News at the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. The proclamation highlights the city’s commitment to giving thanks for how far we have come as a community and nation, as well as shows appreciation for the people and things often taken for granted.
For more information, visit www.nnva.gov.