thanksgiving

Salvation Army Gives Back to Community on Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving looked very different for all of us, but every year there are some who don’t have a place to come home for the holidays. The Salvation Army of Montgomery ensured they were able to prepare meals for those less fortunate. They prepared over 200 meals on Thursday and distributed them. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle fundraiser is still…

Local Food Bank Continues to Support Community During Pandemic

During the pandemic, many businesses and organizations have been hit hard enough to shut down or temporarily close. Though, the Montgomery Area Food Bank has made sure to fight through any obstacles to be able to deliver food to those less fortunate. With several changes in the way the get food to their recipients, and even a shortage in employees,…

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Lunch Still Underway

A Thanksgiving tradition of giving back is still happening Thursday in Montgomery despite the pandemic. The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving lunch will look a little different this year, though. Montgomery’s Salvation Army is still serving roughly 350 meals, but they have changed the way they’re doing to make sure people stay safe. Lt. Bryan Farrington said community members can pick…

Driving or Flying, Ways to Travel Safe this Holiday Season

The holiday season has always been one of the busiest times of the year to travel. This year, because of the pandemic, ensuring your safety is critical whether flying or driving. If you are choosing to fly, Montgomery Regional Airport officials encourage travelers to plan ahead, pack accordingly, and wear masks. MGM Executive Director, Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. says lines…

Health Officials Recommend Steps for Healthy Holiday Travel

If you are planning to travel for the holiday season, might as well do it safely right? The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking Alabamians to either get tested or self-monitor yourself for any possible symptoms. These are the best ways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, officials say. The ADPH recommend the ‘GuideSafe’ app to help monitor…

Mayor Reed Encourages Residents to Follow CDC Guidelines During Holidays

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed met with Alabama State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, on Tuesday to remind city residents to stay cautious during the holiday season. As Montgomery COVID-19 cases have risen this month, Mayor Reed says he doesn’t want people to forget about CDC guidelines around the holidays. State health officer, Dr. Harris, recommends getting tested before traveling. If…

Should MPS Students Return After Thanksgiving Break?

In Tuesday’s school board meeting, MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore suggested that students return from Thanksgiving break on Dec. 7. Several parents and teachers disagree with Moore and believe students shouldn’t return until after Christmas break. MPS Board President, Clare Weil, says there are pros and cons to both suggestions. The board will meet on Thursday to discuss and…

Two Lucky Turkeys Saved from the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Governor Kay Ivey Hosts the 70th Annual Turkey Pardoning

Two lucky birds are escaping the dinner table this Thanksgiving, thanks to Governor Kay Ivey.  Monday Morning, Ivey hosted a long-time tradition, the annual Turkey Pardoning, at the Governor’s Mansion. Clyde and Henrietta are the thankful turkeys that will be heading back home after Ivey proclaimed “by the power vested in me, I hereby pardon you from the Thanksgiving dinner…