A free Thanksgiving feast by the numbers

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Volunteers serve food during Thanksgiving meal at Harbor Docks.

For the past 18 years, the staff at Harbor Docks has been offering locals a free Thanksgiving Day dinner chocked full of turkey, mashed potatoes and pies aplenty. We asked Harbor Dock's Eddie Morgan to share some of the restaurants impressive Turkey Day stats with The Log. Here's what Thanksgiving looks like, by the numbers.

60: Number of whole turkeys cooked.

120: Number of turkey breasts cooked

 16:  Hams donated by AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar


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 150:  The number of volunteers

 12:  Sheet pans of yellow cake with chocolate icing and carrot cake with cream cheese icing

 50:  Pumpkin pies donated by The Donut Hole

 400:  Pounds of cooked potatoes

 1,674:  Number of people fed last year

 6 a.m.:  When prep work begins Thanksgiving Day

 6-7:  The time spent in hours each day, for two weeks, prepping for the actual meal

 19,488:  Amount of money in dollars raised last year for charity.

 Countles s: Number o f staff and family members that work to feed and prepare the Thanksgiving Day feast. Steve Williams always tends the bar, Miss Anne Jones cooks everything, entire kitchen staff helps her, Jackie Tway helps keep it organized.

Thousands: The number of memories created by the restaurant's staff, volunteers and diners. "No real way to count all of it," Morgan says.


The free feast runs from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m on Nov. 28. Donations benefit Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest