Harbor Docks Hosts 18th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner
November 20, 2012 by SoWal Staff
One extraordinary day a year, Harbor Docks turns in their famous seafood menu for a Thanksgiving Day feast, an 18 year tradition to benefit Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest.
Friends and family, locals and tourists alike, will gather at the restaurant for this unforgettable event on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day from 11am till 7pm. Harbor Docks is located at 538 Highway 98 East in the heart of Destin.
Come join the celebration and enjoy a traditional, home-style Thanksgiving Day feast compliments of Harbor Docks owner, Charles Morgan. Morgan covers the entire cost, and partners with Okaloosa Habitat and Destin Harvest for this event, to assist in the mission of eliminating substandard living conditions, locally, one meal at a time. Morgan finds this time of year to be the perfect occasion to show gratitude within the community, by preparing a delicious dinner that will leave guests ready to relax and enjoy their holiday.
Morgan’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest hopes to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit organizations. AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar has graciously donated ham for the event, while The Donut Hole will kindly provide the dessert.
Donations may be made to Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity or Destin Harvest as a “thank you”, and to assist them with their work in the local community. Last year, the annual Thanksgiving event fed more than 1,500 people and raised more than $20,000, with 100% of donations going directly to local needs.
Harbor Docks will provide table service with plated food to avoid lines, and make the day more enjoyable to spend with family and friends. A cash bar will be available.
Okaloosa Habitat and Destin Harvest’s contribution for the day will be more than 200 volunteers to cover every position in the restaurant. Harbor Docks employees will be on-site to assist and guide the crews on how to carry out tasks.
We encourage everyone to partake in this year’s Thanksgiving, and we look forward to seeing both familiar and new faces enjoy this day of thanks at Harbor Docks. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for details on available times.
Okaloosa County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in our community.
Destin Harvest is a non-profit food harvest organization, servicing Okaloosa and Walton County. Their organization has access to a fleet of refrigerated trucks used for harvesting donated, nutritious food items from local retailers, restaurants and wholesalers, and then delivering directly to over 25 active feeding programs in Okaloosa and Walton County. Trucks pick up from 23 regular food donors and operate six days a week.