Turkey Take Out this Saturday, Nov. 21

Haleyville Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson with turkeys that are being kept frozen in the cooler in preparation for this Saturday's event.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville City Schools is talking a lot turkey this week in preparation for this Saturday, Nov. 21, when a Turkey Take Out will give a Thanksgiving meal to students in need throughout the school district.

A smorgasbord of chefs will be arriving this Saturday on the middle school campus complete with smokers to prepare turkeys from 6 a.m. until noon, noted Middle School Principal Bo Wilcoxson. Chefs preparing the 12 pound turkeys will be such community volunteers as Shannon Lollar, Bud Wilson, Blue Russell, Harold Frederick and Scott Clark.

School administrators will meet on campus at 10:30 a.m. and box up the traditional holiday meals that will be delivered, along with the smoked turkeys ready to eat, throughout the community to students throughout the district  in need as determined by teachers, based on students using the Free and Reduced meal program, etc., Wilcoxson stated.

The traditional holiday meals and turkeys will be delivered starting at 12:30 p.m. Wilcoxson gave a special thanks to Piggly Wiggly provided a great deal on 50 turkeys, with 20 turkeys delivered along with the traditional meals a the elementary school, and 15 turkeys each going to the middle school and high school students based on need. Teachers sponsored families of students to receive the meals this year.

Goars also gave a wonderful deal to the school for the sides used in the holiday meals including dessert, dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans and cranberry sauce, Wilcoxson stated. Cooking directions will be provided with the holiday side items.

The Turkey Take Out will replace the soup kitchen which was provided to those in the need from the community. Many in the community wanted to attend, but were not able to come to the school, Wilcoxson stated. This year, the turkeys and meals will be delivered out by school staff and volunteers to students. 

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