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For Immediate Release:
November 23, 2011
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Thousands celebrate Thanksgiving with Vice Chairwoman Edmonson during festival and turkey giveaway

Photo caption 1: Residents enjoy a turkey meal at Vice Chairwoman Edmonson’s Third Annual Thanksgiving Festival at Charles Hadley Park. 

Thanksgiving came early as Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson held two holiday events in her district. On Sunday, November 20, Vice Chairwoman Edmonson held her Third Annual Thanksgiving Festival, in conjunction with Curley’s House of Style, at Charles Hadley Park in Miami. About 2,000 residents attended to enjoy free food, music, and fun.

But the Thanksgiving festivities didn’t end there. On November 22, Vice Chairwoman Edmonson also held her annual Turkey Giveaway at the Joseph Caleb Center in Miami, giving away a whopping 1,850 turkeys and fixings to residents.

“We had extremely successful Thanksgiving events this year, giving away a record number of turkeys to the community,” said Vice Chairwoman Edmonson. “I’m pleased that we were able to feed so many families this year and make their holiday a great one as they gather around the table with loved ones.”


Photo caption 2: Vice Chairwoman Edmonson hands residents free turkeys and fixings during her annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at the Joseph Caleb Center.
(Photo credits: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)

Sponsors of this year’s Thanksgiving events in District 3 included:

• Curley’s House of Style
• Digital Direct Airline Services
• African Heritage
• Cultural Arts Center
• Rhythm City Drum Line
• Voices of Heritage
• Johnson & Wales University
• Too Fresh DJ’s
• Miami Northwestern Senior High Drama Department
• Miami-Dade County Parks & Recreation Department
• Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, School Board Member, District 2
• Farm Share, Inc.
• Latin American Builders Association
• Miami Children’s Initiative
• Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
• Odebrecht - OHL
• Clear Channel Outdoor
• Super Nice STS, Inc.
• Secure Wrap
• Dusty Melton
• Carlisle Development Group, LLC
• Molina Health Care
• Crystal Connor
• The Ptolemy Group, Inc.
• Landmark Aviation
• World Waste Recycling
• Goldfarb, P.A.
• Miami Heat
• Miami Dolphins
• Miami Marlins