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Sherry and Granddaughter

In The Spirit of Thanksgiving

If you follow us on social media, you know that we’ve been participating in a #30DaysOfGratitude challenge. Every day for the last 21 days, we’ve posted about something or someone that we’re grateful for. What we’ve learned over these three weeks is that we would need an #InfiniteDaysOfGratitude challenge to showcase all that Venture Outdoors is thankful for.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re continuing with our #30DaysOfGratitude by sharing what the Venture Outdoors staff is grateful for today.

Sherry and Granddaughter

“I’m thankful for this little baby doll right here. Experiencing the feeling of being a first-time grandmother is more than I could have ever imagined. Aliya Jade Buckham is truly the love of my life!”
– Sherry Buckham, Operations Coordinator



Kathi's Dogs

“I’m thankful for: canine companions!”
– Kathi Radock, Membership & Volunteer Manager


Donnas Grateful

“I am grateful for long rides and cuddly cats.”
– Donna Bour, Development & Communications Director




Lo Nephew

“I’m thankful for adorable nephews”
– Lo Hutelmyer, Youth Program Manager 


Ken on a Ghost Hunt 2

“I’m so thankful for ghost hunting in the outdoors.”
Ken Sikora, Head Trip Leader Specialist 


Homemade Pasta

“I’m thankful for homemade (not by me) pasta.”
-Jessica Layre, Communications & Media Coordinator 



“I’m grateful for sleepy dogs”
– Billy Dixon, Program Administrator 

Karen's Dog

“I’m thankful for the special places, pets, and people in my life.”
– Karen Wood, Chief Financial Officer

Jim Kayak

“I’m thankful for new kayaks to paddle”
– Jim Smith, Equipment & Facilities Manager





“I’m thankful for staff and volunteers who share their passion for connecting people and nature and all of our partners who help create the magic of Venture Outdoors experiences.”
– Joey-Linn Ulrich, Executive Director


“I’m thankful for our wonderful and talented Trip Leader Specialists and Kayak Pittsburgh staff!”
– Jake Very, Custom Program Coordinator


Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Venture Outdoors!

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