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Only 2 weeks to go until Mr. Thanksgiving hosts his 53rd turkey dinner & 4th drive-through

Michelle O'Neill
File photo of Bob Vogelbaugh, Mr. Thanksgiving

On Wednesday, he invited everyone to come but especially those who will be alone on the holiday.

Bob Vogelbaugh is organizing a 4th, drive-through turkey dinner with all the fixings. With the help of Hy-Vee, MetroLink, and SouthPark Mall, he usually serves around 3,000 people. The first drive-through dinner was in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Vogelbaugh relies on donations to pay for the meals. The mailing address is Mr. Thanksgiving, 3704 26th Street, Moline, 61265. Or donate at any local Hy-Vee.

Everyone is welcome to come by the mall in Moline to pick up a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 23rd from 4 to 6 PM.

Those who don't have transportation should make a reservation with Metrolink by noon on Monday, November 20th. The number is 309.788.3360.

You can listen to the story about how he started the tradition by clicking on the third related story below entitled, "'It's All About Friendship & Fellowship,' Says Mr. Thanksgiving."

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor. She does everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever may be needed around the radio station.
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