Blount County residents appreciate Randall Cobb turkey giveaway

  • For those who may have been wondering where their Thanksgiving turkey was going to come from this year, Alcoa native Randall Cobb made sure they weren’t left hanging.,Authentic Artemi Panarin jersey, ‘

    Aiyda,Authentic Ryan Hartman jersey,The Green Bay Packers wide receiver and his wife,Authentic Nathan MacKinnon jersey, purchased 430 premium Butterball turkeys to hand out Saturday afternoon at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Alcoa.

    Family members said Cobb had talked about an event like this for some time. This year they made it a reality.

    ” said Cobb’s brother,Authentic Seth Jones jersey,“He’d been wanting to do it for a while,adidas Seth Jones jersey, Michael Love. “This is the first time it’s actually happened.”

    But it’s likely not the last.,adidas Artemi Panarin jersey,

    ” said Cobb’s father,“We finally got it in the works and I think he’s wanting to do it again, Randall Cobb Sr.

    his family and friends were there to ensure the turkeys made it into the community. Asked if there was a specific reason Cobb decided to do it,While the junior Cobb wasn’t able to attend due to his NFL commitments, his father said it was simply something he wanted to do.adidas Patrick Roy jersey

    “He wants to give back to his community,” Cobb Sr. said. “He always says that this community raised him.”,adidas Nathan MacKinnon jersey

    said the junior Cobb’s mother, the side parking lot was full and people were already lined up down East Franklin Street,The plan was to start handing out turkeys at 3 p.m. But when they arrived around 2:30 p.m., Tina Cobb.,adidas Gabriel Landeskog jersey

    The family said people from both inside and outside the community were driving in for Thanksgiving birds.

    and I said,adidas Corey Crawford jersey,” Tina Cobb said. “This one lady said she was praying the other day. She didn’t know where she was going to get her Thanksgiving meal from,“A lot of people are wanting to thank Aiyda and Randall for doing this,Authentic Patrick Kane jerseyGod makes a way.’”

    who stopped for a turkey,Authentic Patrick Roy jersey,Lifelong Alcoa resident Jackie Revels,Authentic Gabriel Landeskog jersey, knows the Cobbs. She said they were doing “a wonderful job” with the turkey giveaway.

    ” Revels said. “Feeding the hungry and the ones that can’t help themselves,“They’re helping a lot of people, and it is a wonderful job.”adidas Ryan Hartman jersey

    Alcoa resident Shakti Gartlan agreed.,Authentic Marian Hossa jersey,

    ” Gartlan said. “We have a lot of people in this community who are food challenged, wonderful gift to the community,“I think that it’s a wonderful, or can’t do a Thanksgiving meal the way they’d like to for their family. It’s arguably the most expensive portion of the meal ... so I think it’s a wonderful way to contribute to the community. We have a lot of people in need.”adidas Patrick Kane jersey,

    as well as 411 Storage South, which also gave the Cobbs a discount on the purchase. Randall Cobb Sr. said he also wanted to thank the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for allowing them to use the property,The turkeys were purchased at Costco,Authentic Corey Crawford jersey who donated the U-Haul truck used to transport the turkeys.

    The group ended up handing out around 300 turkeys at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center before packing up and driving to other areas to disperse the remaining turkeys. They said Broadway Towers in downtown Maryville was on their list,adidas Marian Hossa jersey,as was Meadowood Apartments in Alcoa.