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CHATTER (JANUARY 2017): Bird was the word for giving

January 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Without missing a beat, Freeman Real Estate and Spirit of Math spanned wing-on-wing to make sure one of the area’s holiday traditions would continue to fly. Thanks to their efforts, nearly 500 hundred turkeys flew off a giveaway table set up at 988 Bathurst St. last December.

“Certainly we want to continue doing it next year”—Ted Winick, owner, Spirit of Math

The businesses were fowl-ing in the steps of Ed Mirvish, who sent turkeys soaring from his store every year. The Mirvish family, whose Honest Ed’s store is now closed, held their final giveaway earlier in the month.

“It went quite well,” reported Spirit of Math owner Ted Winick, who was happy to talk turkey. “We were able to give them all out. People loved it. Certainly we want to continue doing it next year.

“We got a lot of comments from people, not just from the people who picked up the turkeys, who just felt so good that someone took it over.”

For every turkey given away, an additional donation was made to the St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club. It was a little bit of gravy for the organization, which provides a wide range of programming for parents and children from its main clubhouse on Palmerston Avenue.

—Brian Burchell with files from Geremy Bordonaro/Gleaner News

 

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