There will be around 125 turkey meals given away in the Peninsula High School auditorium today at 10 a.m. by the Christian Faith Center, according to Dustin Langley, member of the church staff.
The Thanksgiving Big Give was a hot topic yesterday as the “Key Peninsula, Washington” Facebook page lit up with all sorts of questions.
“Last year they gave out 240 turkeys with trimmings, and 60 turkeys went to the soup kitchen,” Paul Nichipor wrote. “Whether you are there because you need a Thanksgiving Meal, or you are there to volunteer and get a Thanksgiving meal, like me, or you are there to observe.
“It would be nice if y’all look for me and say ‘HELLO’,” Nichipor said.
According to Nichipor the meal giveaway will include a frozen turkey and “10 items to assemble a Thanksgiving meal for 6-8 people.”
He said volunteers should assemble at the school by 8:30.
There certainly was interest in the Thanksgiving food giveaway, and one commenter had a compelling story to tell.
“I’m usually the one to try and reach out to someone and give a helping hand….but yesterday I was at Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma taking my husband in for surgery and someone stole my bag that contained 3 packages for my 13-year-old cousin’s birthday and my coin purse that literally had my life savings in it,” Diana Marcoe wrote on Facebook. “I was saving $70 for our family of three to have a small turkey dinner.”
A few minutes later, Ali Sweeney responds: “@Diana Marco, come to Peninsula High School tomorrow between 10:00 and 12:00, we will take care of you.”
FANS PROUD OF THEIR SEAHAWKS DESPITE CRUSHING DEFEAT
Bellevue crushed Peninsula High School 31-7 last night, stopping another valiant Seahawks run for a state title.
The Wolverines’ defense was just that much better, according to The News Tribune.
Peninsula’s Major Ali was stuffed for a 5-yard loss on the Seahawks’ first possession on offense by Bellevue’s senior linebacker Mustafa Branch. It was an early sign that this game was not going to be easy.
But the grit and determination of the hometown lads were not lost on their fans.
“PHS showed us they were all in, right to the very end,” Wendy Meier Halvorsen wrote about the Seahawks’ drive late in the game trailing more than three touchdowns. “They were 2 yards from a touchdown on the final play of the game.
“Our boys have skills and are a true class act on and off the field. They were good sports despite the bad calls. I have never been more proud of this team as I am tonight. Our hats are off to you Peninsula High football team,” Halvorsen added.
Even in the loss, Peninsula’s pride was evident.
“Peninsula Seahawks: you are number one in our community! Hold your head high,” Heather Walden Hinkel wrote. “Character out weighs MONEY! Nice job boys!”
“My eyes are bleeding just reading this,” Susan Freiler Mendenhall said about reading the string of updates on Facebook from the game.
“Its painful, to say the least,” Cassie Bundrick chimed in.
The disappointment clear, an alternate perspective on why Bellevue has been Peninsula’s nemesis on the gridiron in recent years was offered.
“Bellevue has an unfair advantage because they recruit kids from all over the country,” Eric Dahlberg wrote. “They will say they do not recruit, but players are coming from around the country nevertheless. I have heard these kids come here and live with families within the school district so they can play there.”