Residents of the Carrington Ridge community are once again planning to share their blessings on Thanksgiving with residents of local shelters for victims of domestic abuse and the homeless.
They still need a few more donations of turkeys and other supplies to fill their basket, according to John Decoteau, president of the Carrington Ridge Homeowners Association.
Last year, Decoteau and Kevin Moran, who gained the moniker of the Carrington Ridge Fry Boys, delivered 74 fried turkeys to local shelters.
“We have already received a generous donation of 30 turkeys from the Lake Norman Harris Teeters,” Decoteau said in an e-mail. The Residential Mortgage Center also is assisting, but they still have a list of items they need: more 10-to-12-pound thawed turkeys; peanut oil; large, disposable foil pans and tin foil; four or five turkey fryers; and non-perishable food items. “If you have the ability to donate, please let me know so I can properly coordinate with the shelters,” Decoteau wrote in the e-mail to community residents. Contact Decoteau at email@example.com or 704-909-9278.
The Fry Boys also can use help on Thanksgiving morning. Moran and Decoteau will start frying turkeys at 5 a.m. that day at the community pavilion, and members of Boy Scout Troop 777 have agreed to deliver the meals. But they could use more volunteer delivery drivers, Decoteau said.
With community help, “We can make the 2010 Carrington Ridge Charity Turkey Fry our biggest yet,” he said.