105 .7 'The Beat' is trying to give many families in the community a happy Thanksgiving. The radio station partnered with a local restaurant to give families in need full turkey dinners.
"Well what it is, we've hooked up with Happy Corner Catering and Barbeque on Highway 19 to provide meals for families who may not be able to have a Thanksgiving meal," says DJ Casual of 105.7 'The Beat'.
Donating Thanksgiving meals is an annual tradition for the radio station. DJ Casual says this year is even more special because so many people are struggling in this recession.
"This time is real special to us because a lot of stuff is going on. People are loosing jobs all over the place and a lot of people may not be able to have a meal if it wasn't for this," explains DJ Casual.
For families in need of a meal, all they had to do was write into the station. For one simple letter, they got an entire thanksgiving meal.
Simply what they did was submit a letter describing their situation, a short letter, and those people were selected to receive a full Thanksgiving meal," says DJ Casual.
DJ Casual says it wasn't very difficult deciding which families would get the meals. They continued to give until all of the dinners were gone.
"If someone took the time out to write the letter in saying I believe this family needs a Thanksgiving dinner, if the dinners were still available, they were selected," says DJ Casual. " We've given away up to 100 at times and we've given away as little as 40 or 50."
The Beat and Happy Corner donated about 20 dinners to families. They will also be giving 20 dinners to Love's Kitchen