Free turkey for all at the Carson Nugget on Thanksgiving Day is a Carson City tradition.
Today the turkey and trimmings will be served by local celebrity officials like Robert and Susan Crowell, the mayor and his bride of more than four decades, and other top Carson City elected officials or staff.
“We are providing a bunch of turkeys for it,” said Jim Peckham executive director of FISH, noting his organization is cooperating with the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation and the Carson Nugget to put on the Thanksgiving Day feed for anyone who shows up. The event is scheduled in the Nugget upstairs banquet rooms from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Nugget is located at 507 N. Carson St.
“Last year, 800 people from Carson City and surrounding areas were served a free Thanksgiving meal at this event, with more than 1,000 expected this year,” said Nugget officials. “All community members and visitors are encouraged to attend this no-cost dinner.”
The menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams and mashmallow glaze, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, assorted pies, and beverages, according to the casino’s advance notice. This marks 60 years of the Nugget providing a Thanksgiving meal.
Along with Mayor Crowell and his spouse, Peckham said City Manager Nick Marano, Sheriff Ken Furlong, Fire Chief Stacey Giomi, Supervisor Karen Abowd and her husband, Charlie, and Supervisor John McKenna are expected to help serve those who partake of the mid-day meal. Peckham said servers will wear aprons bearing the logo “iServe,” which denotes a new program to promote volunteer service in the community.