More Than A Thousand Attend Turkey Trot

EUGENE, Ore. — The smiles were likely just as broad as the bellies Thursday, but before the feasts some were busy working up their appetites that morning at Skinner Butte Park. While the turkeys cooked, more than a thousand people hit the streets of Eugene for the Third Annual Turkey Trot. While many folks had … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Mariota, Thomas, Mitchell

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Culinary Students Continue Dinner Preps

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you ready for turkey day? Culinary students at Lane Community College have been working all week long to make sure their big Whiteaker Community Dinner goes off without a hitch. About 70 students have been involved throughout the whole process. They and other volunteers spent the weekend chopping and cooking, and … Continue reading »

Local Church Feeds the Hungry

EUGENE, Ore. — How many turkeys would you need if you’re expecting 300 guests? A local church is offering a free meal on Thanksgiving. At St. Peter Church on Maxwell Road inside the parish center in a tiny kitchen, a group of women are preparing a feast. These women are preparing a feast, cutting apples, … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving Cooks Shop at Last Minute

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of people are prepping for Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday. Still others waited until the last minute to get their shopping done. We caught up with a few who were stocking up at Grocery Outlet Wednesday afternoon. “I was at Albertsons getting supplies for making my pies, but the pie tins … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel to Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — Long airport lines and traffic congestion all come with the territory of flying on the busiest travel day of the year. AAA projects 43.6 million people will travel during the holiday weekend; 90 percent of those will travel by car and air travel is likely to decline. The Eugene Airport is experiencing … Continue reading »

Hospital Hands out Food Baskets

EUGENE, Ore. — People at the Sacred Heart Medical Center received an early taste of Thanksgiving. The hospital teamed up with CenturyLink to hand out more than 850 Thanksgiving food baskets at the RiverBend Campus. All of the Thanksgiving essentials went to people who, without help, may have not been able to enjoy the traditional … Continue reading »

Donations Needed for Turkey Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul says it still needs donations, so it can give out turkey boxes to needy families this week. Every year it hands out thousands of food boxes, each with a turkey, ham or chicken, plus olives, cranberries, stuffing and all the fixings for a holiday meal. The need has … Continue reading »

Airport Predicts Second-Most Passengers

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re flying out of the Eugene Airport on the day before Thanksgiving, get ready to face a crowd. Airport managers say that will be the second-busiest day on record. The one day to beat it was January 8, 2011 as Duck fans loaded charter flights to head to the BCS Championship … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare Community Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers filled the Lane Community College cafeteria to prepare for a big Thanksgiving feast this weekend. Everyone was hard at work Saturday and Sunday, to make sure the 24th Annual Free Whiteaker Community Dinner would go smoothly come Thursday. Culinary students spent the morning de-boning 1,500 pounds of turkey, while other volunteers … Continue reading »

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