Locals Lined Up For Power 96 Turkey Giveaway In Opa Locka

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(Source: CBS4)

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Thanksgiving/Black Friday
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OPA LOCKA (CBSMiami) — People lined up for free turkeys in Opa-locka Monday afternoon.  The turkeys were part of a giveaway from Radio Station Power 96.

At 5 p.m. the station announced the turkeys would be available at the Off lease Only car dealership and people started lining up.

Several families said without the giveaway, they wouldn’t have turkey on Thanksgiving.

“It’s pretty cool seeing good things that people do for others around here,”said Jennifer Rodriguez who was in line to get a turkey.

One South Florida family received more than a free dinner.  One mother of ten named Rosa received a new car.  She was nominated by local radio celebrity Alex “Big Lip” Chisholm from the morning show of Power 96.

Chisholm said he saw her taking public transportation to get to work and get her kids to activities and he wanted her to have a car.

“I’d see the way she would struggle day-to-day to get them to practice, having trouble getting to the games, getting to the grocery store, going to work everyday 6 o’ clock in the morning. You know taking public transportation and not being able to see her kids off,” said Chisholm.

Whether it’s a new car or a Thanksgiving meal, plenty of people are feeling thankful for this holiday generosity.

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