Originally Published: November 17, 2018 6:05 p.m.
Beginning at noon on Monday, Nov. 19, a few brave souls will take to the skies for the annual Flying High Turkey Drive to benefit the Yavapai Food Bank.
Individuals at Fry’s Food and Drug locations in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Cottonwood and Flagstaff will be “flying high” with a goal of collecting 2,500 turkeys to benefit local food banks and help the less fortunate have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Participating stores locally include the two Prescott Fry’s at 3198 Willow Creek Road and Sandretto, and 950 Fair Street Fry’s; and the Fry’s at 3100 N. Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley.
From 12 to 6 p.m., Marnie Uhl, CEO of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be perched in a Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) ladder truck at the Fry’s store on Glassford Hill Road where she will encourage everyone via live radio remotes with KKLD 95.9FM, KVRD 105.7FM, and KQST-FM Q 102 and in person, to donate turkeys.
For each five turkeys donated, the ladder will rise a foot in the air. By 6 p.m. Uhl hopes to be flying high over the store at 100 feet.
Members of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation Yavapai Yelpers; CAFMA; Prescott Valley Police Department; Pepsi; the Prescott Valley Chamber ambassadors, board and staff; Buckets and the NAZ Suns; the Bradshaw Mountain High School football team; and the official Chamber Turkey, Matt Zurcher.
Volunteers at each location will gratefully accept monetary donations to purchase additional turkeys and all the trimmings.
“It is so heartwarming to see our community come together to support this important event,” Uhl said. “I hope everyone will help us reach our goal so that families in our community will have their special Thanksgiving dinner.”
For more information, call the PV Chamber of Commerce at 928-772-8857. The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Fry’s, Yavapai Broadcasting and the Yavapai Food Bank, sponsors the event.