Calhoun County deputies fry more than 200 turkeys | News
CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- It's a Calhoun County tradition--the smells and sounds of the sheriff's annual "Turkey Fry."
The Sheriff's Office fried about 220 turkeys this year. Donated turkeys went to children at the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes. Many more turkeys were brought in by the public and fried up for their own Thanksgiving dinners.
For years, Calhoun County Chief Deputy Matthew Wade has organized the turkey fry, recruiting his own wife and daughters to the cause.
"We're all safe, living, and healthy, and we want to let everybody know that we're thankful for what God's done for us. And we want to share that blessing with somebody else and maybe that person will share a blessing with somebody else. And I think that's how you change the world," Wade said.
At one point today, the sheriff's office had to stop accepting turkeys for frying because there were just so many. Jail inmates also participated in the turkey frying.
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