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Turkey time

Gabbing about Gobblers The Record continued its annual trip to South Whidbey Elementary School to see what Thanksgiving is all about — in the eyes of kindergarteners. See what the students are gobblin’ about below.

Corban Word, 5 — What are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving? “Let me tell you this, we moved from Texas” — Really? So what are your favorite foods to eat on Thanksgiving? “Mostly steak and baked potatoes, sometimes French fries and I like turkey and pumpkin pie.”

Kailea Bravo, 5 — Where are you spending Thanksgiving? “We go to a friend’s house and eat Thanksgiving with grandma.” — What activities do you do there? “We play and make forts on Thanksgiving. We share scary stories and turn off the light.”

Olivia Martin, 5

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Karen Korbelik holds up one of the many turkeys offered at Good Cheer. The food bank has about 250 turkeys to last through Christmas. Korbelik is hoping for more donations throughout the month.

Groups ready for Thanksgiving By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record South Whidbey will be wafting in the smells of good home cooking come Thanksgiving. Several events around the community offer something for everyone. From a quick bite at the potluck to a full meal delivered right to your door.

Meals on the go For those in need, the Mobile Turkey Unit provides free Thanksgiving meals to the doors of residents on South and Central Whidbey. This year, the unit expects to exceed the number served from last year. In 2012, the group made more than 350 dinners and this year they expect to surpass 400.

About 90 volunteers are slated to help mobilize the effort in any way they can, from drivers to potato peelers, and they are always looking for more. “Every year we look forward to serving customers and doing a good job,” said Art Taylor, president of the organization. He added that helping people have a happy SEE TURKEY, A20

— Who are you spending Thanksgiving with? “My uncle, auntie and I think my other uncle is coming.” — What are you going to do with your family? “I play hide and seek on the trampoline.” — But it’s so cold. “I’m going to wear a coat. We’re going to play inside ... a princess game.”

Rayne O’Neill — What do you do on Thanksgiving? “Celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks. We also have a big feast and have a lot of turkey because that’s what Thanksgiving is about.” SEE GOBBLERS, A20

South Whidbey Record, November 27, 2013  

November 27, 2013 edition of the South Whidbey Record

South Whidbey Record, November 27, 2013  

November 27, 2013 edition of the South Whidbey Record