DOVER, Del.- For the eighth consecutive year, Dover International Speedway will organize and host a holiday dinner for the troops at Dover Air Force Base on Friday, Dec. 21 at the base.
Each year, the Speedway's hospitality and concessions department and volunteers cook and prepare approximately 30 turkeys; 15 to 20 hams; 100 pounds each of green beans, corn and yams; 50 pounds of cranberry sauce; 10 gallons of gravy; and assorted desserts. They then deliver it to the Base and serve it to the troops.
Many Air Force reservists are still on active duty from the war in Afghanistan, and make up a large portion of personnel on the base while the full-time active duty troops are overseas. The dinner will serve approximately 300 troops at the Base this year.
"The Dover Air Force Base is such a huge part of our community here in Dover, and the men and women stationed there give up so much to protect our country's freedom, including time away from home during the holiday season" said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "The holiday dinner put on by our food and beverage department is just one way we can give back to them this time of year and thank them for all they do."
Much of the food and funding for the event is donated in advance, and Dover International Speedway is asking that anyone interested in contributing any of the items mentioned above, or in making a monetary donation, to contact Jeff Kivett at (302) 883-6517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.