GROVELAND — Chief Robert Valentine and Groveland Firefighters Association President Dave Evans are pleased to announce that members of the Groveland Fire Department delivered turkeys to dozens of residents in a modified version of its annual Turkey Night.
Traditionally, the Groveland Firefighters Association raffles off 40 turkeys at its annual Turkey Night the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Though the event had to be cancelled this year due to safety concerns amid COVID-19, members of the department instead delivered 40 turkeys to families that have historically supported the event.
Groveland Firefighters delivered the turkeys from a fire engine on Saturday morning, Nov. 21. Rather than the typical raffle, the turkeys this year were donated by Fadi Issa of Groveland Auto Repair and Sales.
“While we weren’t able to host our traditional event, we still wanted to be able to provide families who have been long time supporters of the Turkey Night and the department with a turkey this Thanksgiving,” Chief Valentine said. “I am grateful to Fadifor his generous donation, which directly benefits our residents.”
The turkey delivery is one of two holiday events the Groveland Fire Department will be hosting, as it will once again host its Santa Tour on Saturday, Dec. 6, led by Lt. Joe Santapaola.