Turk 'O DayHappy Turkey Day Eve! The main events don’t begin until tomorrow, but there’s plenty to do today, too.
Happy Turkey Day Eve!
The main events don’t begin until tomorrow, but there’s plenty to do today, too.
I’m going to start by waddling over to Wells Fargo bank to take in the Worthington Garden Club Flower Show. While I’m in the vicinity, I might as well see how the setup is going for the beer garden, which will open for business at 4 p.m. today. I’ll catch up with the two turkey race teams and the full delegation from Cuero, Texas, at a reception there at 4:30 p.m.
But before that happens, I promised to catch up with the parade committee and help them out for a bit. They’ll be busy putting up no parking signs and barricades and attending to a thousand other small details. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes of all the King Turkey Day events, and I try to do my part whenever my schedule allows. If anyone’s interested in getting involved in a worthwhile community effort, volunteers are always welcome.
After I greet the Texans, I’ll probably hang around and see how they do in the new-and-improved Olympic-style event, Fowl Play. The devious devisers of the new event have lots of fun in store, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Second Avenue. And maybe I’ll catch a pingpong ball in my beak and come away with a prize during the Pingpong Ball Drop, set for 7:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, my wings don’t work too well for tossing beanbags, so I can’t participate in the 8 p.m. beanbag tournament, but I will cheer on the competitors.
My wings might not work for throwing things, but my beak was made for eating, and I’m feeling stuffed just reading the list of foods that will be available for gobbling up on Third Avenue.
Here’s the cuisine lineup: Noon Kiwanis: bratwurst, hotdogs, pizza; Cheese Carriage: cheese curds, corndogs, hotdogs, tater ribbons; C&T Concessions: walking tacos, panini, funnel cakes, deep-friend Twinkies and Oreos; Patricia Martin: country-fried chicken, baked beans; Scotty D’s BBQ: ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked prime rib; Temptations Food: wood-fired pizza; Express Bubble Tea: smoothies, egg rolls, wings, meatballs; All American-Concessions: cheese curds, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, Hawaiian shaved ice; ; P..S. Indian Tacos: Indian tacos, taco salad, nachos supreme, elephant ears; Nobles County Corn & Soybean Growers Association: ribeye sandwich, French fries; Jems Talabert, jerk chicken, Haitian griot, rice beans; Auntie Wendy’s Kettle Corn: kettle corn; Z&Z’s Bar B Q: ribs, chicken, corn bread, corn, beans, pulled pork; Alan Onken Concessions: mini donuts, cheese curds, fried ravioli, nachos, pickles; Long Branch: tacos, burritos; Uncle Dave’s All Star Lunch: pork loin and ribeye sandwiches, chicken strips, footlong corndogs, Texas taters; Girl Scouts: Girl Scout cookies.
So many choices and such a small stomach. How will I ever decide?