In September 1620, the Mayflower set sail from England. After 66 days, the ship dropped anchor near Cape Code and about 30 days later they landed and began to establish Plymouth. In November 1621, Gov. William Bradford organized a feast in honor of the first successful corn harvest. This was known as the first Thanksgiving.

It wasn’t until 1827 that Sarah Hale tried to get Thanksgiving established as a national holiday. President Abraham Lincoln designated the holiday in 1863.

A holiday based on food and thankfulness is the perfect time for Serendipity to tell its customers thank you. The entire staff is grateful to have served you over the course of a decade, team members look forward to many more years.

Some of the staff members are thankful for:

Laura Zaspel, co-owner of Serendipity | I am thankful for living in Colorado. The seasons are all distinct and beautiful. I have traveled quite a bit within the country (every state except Alaska) and internationally (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, England, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein — really, Mexico and the Virgin Islands), and I can honestly say I am happy Colorado is my home. And, of course, I am thankful for our amazing Serendipity staff, clients and friends. Every day is so much fun! For that, I am thankful.

Shauna Anderson, senior event coordinator | I’m thankful that I have a job I love!

Jennifer Hoisington, service consultant | I’m thankful for the opportunities in life that I have been given to make a difference in other people’s lives.  I’m thankful for the family that I have and that they are such caring people.

Noah Berg, assistant to the executive chef | I’m thankful for my health, fiancee, and Starbucks.

Stacy Simonet, public relations director | I am thankful for my husband of 18 years, my three amazing teenagers and all my family and friends.

Todd Zaspel, co-owner of Serendipity | I am thankful for my wife. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful that I have such great people that work for me, people that made it possible for me to go on an amazing vacation with my wife and parents.

Douro Valley in Portugal, has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Todd and his parents in Douro Valley in Portugal.

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