Harbor Docks hosts 18th annual free Thanksgiving Day dinner

Harbor Docks Thanksgiving

Everyone is encouraged to partake in this year’s feast, and Harbor Docks is looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces come and enjoy this day of thanks at Harbor Docks.

Published: Monday, November 19, 2012 at 06:13 PM.

One extraordinary day a year, Harbor Docks turns in their famous seafood menu for a Thanksgiving Day feast — an 18-year tradition to benefit Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest.

Friends and family and locals and tourists alike will gather at the restaurant for this unforgettable event on Thursday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. Harbor Docks is located at 538 Highway 98 East in the heart of Destin.

Come join the celebration and enjoy a traditional, home-style Thanksgiving Day feast compliments of Harbor Docks owner, Charles Morgan. Morgan partners with Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest for this event with a goal to help eliminate substandard living conditions locally, one meal at a time.

Morgan finds this time of year to be an occasion to show gratitude within the community by preparing a delicious dinner that will leave guests ready to relax and enjoy their holiday. Morgan covers the entire cost and partners with Habitat and Destin Harvest to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit organizations. AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar has graciously donated ham for the event while The Donut Hole will kindly provide the dessert.

Donations may be made to Habitat or Destin Harvest as a “thank you” and to assist them with their work in the local community. Last year, the annual Thanksgiving event fed more than 1,500 people and raised more than $20,000 with 100 percent of donations going directly to local needs.

Harbor Docks will provide table service with plated food to avoid lines and make the day more enjoyable to spend with family and friends. A cash bar will be available.

Okaloosa Habitat and Destin Harvest’s contribution for the day is more than 200 volunteers to cover every position in the restaurant. Harbor Docks employees will be on-site to assist and guide the crews on how to carry out tasks.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email volunteer@habitatfwb.org or info@destinharvest.com for details on available times.

Okaloosa County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in our community.

Destin Harvest is a non-profit food harvest organization servicing Okaloosa and Walton County. Their organization has access to a fleet of refrigerated trucks used for harvesting donated nutritious food items from local retailers, restaurants and wholesalers and then delivering directly to over 25 active feeding programs in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Trucks pick up from 23 regular food donors and operate six days a week.

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