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Hundreds of People Line Up for Free Turkeys During Cricket Thanksgiving Festival

Cricket Wireless donated 10 turkeys to the local chapter of Candlelighters – Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada during the Cricket Thanksgiving Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 23. From left to right: Cricket District Director, Marlon Young; Candlelighters Executive Director, Melissa Cipriano; Development/Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Czarny and Cricket Area General Manager, Mary Jones.
Hundreds of people lined up for free turkeys during the Cricket Thanksgiving Festival hosted by Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services (Photo courtesy of Steve Spatafore)

Pictured above: Cricket Wireless donated 10 turkeys to the local chapter of Candlelighters – Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada during the Cricket Thanksgiving Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 23. From left to right: Cricket District Director, Marlon Young; Candlelighters Executive Director, Melissa Cipriano; Development/Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Czarny and Cricket Area General Manager, Mary Jones.

In all, Cricket Wireless gave away turkeys to the first 250 families in attendance and the next 50 families received Thanksgiving meal trimmings such as stuffing, corn bread mix and cranberry sauce. The event was held on Tuesday, November 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the University Plaza store-1131 E. Tropicana at Maryland Parkway.

Hundreds of people lined up to receive a free turkey at the Cricket Thanksgiving Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The first 250 families received a complimentary frozen turkey.
Hundreds of people lined up to receive a free turkey at the Cricket Thanksgiving Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The first 250 families received a complimentary frozen turkey.

Photo courtesy of Steve Spatafore.

In celebration of the turkey giveaway, Cricket also turned its parking lot into a Thanksgiving festival with entertainment for the whole family including: a variety of fun interactive carnival games; bounce house activity, pony rides or complimentary food items such as popcorn and cotton candy.