Need a fried turkey? This do-good veterans’ group has you covered

U.S. Army veteran Julian Calderon, Jr. and other members of the Austin chapter of the Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans prepare fried turkeys for veterans at the Kerrville VA Medical Center a few years ago. The group sells fried turkeys during Thanksgiving to raise money for its other charitable turkey frys. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

U.S. Army veteran Julian Calderon, Jr. and other members of the Austin chapter of the Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans prepare fried turkeys for veterans at the Kerrville VA Medical Center a few years ago. The group sells fried turkeys during Thanksgiving to raise money for its other charitable turkey frys. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

A few years ago, I told you about the Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans, which gives away more than 150 fried turkeys every year, mostly to veterans in local hospitals and care facilities.

It was one of those stories I’ll never forget, so I’m happy to pass along the updated information about how to order their fried turkeys this year.

To fund their donation turkey effort, they sell fried turkeys to the general public, but you have to get in your orders by the end of next week (or Monday, Nov. 21 at the latest) for pickup Nov. 23.

The Cajun-seasoned turkeys cost $45 each and can be ordered by calling 512-567-6859 or emailing eeray26@gmail.com.

Customers can pick up their birds at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the VFW Post 856, 406 E. Alpine St.


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