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2023 Dave’s Turkey Chase: Runners, walkers trot through downtown Toledo

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A Toledo tradition had many burning off the calories before the big meal Thanksgiving morning. The annual Dave’s Turkey Chase returned to downtown.

“I just feel alive, and it’s exhilarating. I feel happy that I did it,” said Jamie Oland. “This is my second race this year that I’ve done and I can’t wait for next year.”

The chase brought hundreds of people to downtown Toledo. The event consisted of a 5K run, walk and a kids race. The 5K event started on Summit Street, went past Fifth Third Field, passed the Huntington Center and ended right back on Summit Street in front of our WTOL 11 studios.

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Area churches prep massive Thanksgiving feasts

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he Compassion Toledo Church on Airport Highway is one of several places providing Thanksgiving food for the community this year.

For a list of where you can get a warm meal for free, click here.

Chaz Boes, a bishop at the church, said preparing and serving the food is akin to creating one very big family for a hearty Thanksgiving feast.

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Looking for a Toledo restaurant serving Thanksgiving dinner? We’ve got you covered.

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So you’re not up for braving the crowded grocery stores or cooking all day to prepare that classic Thanksgiving feast? If you’re looking for a Toledo-area restaurant open on Thursday we’ve got you covered.

Here are local restaurants open on Thanksgiving:

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Toledo business owner gives away free Thanksgiving food

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O’Henrys Kitchen On Wheels is a soul food and barbecue food truck that serves the Toledo area. Owner Keith Henry decided to take a break from the truck to give free food to the community ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

“2020 was slow,” Henry said of his food truck’s beginning during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Since then, it grew big and I got a lot of support from the community.”

He decided to host a free Thanksgiving meal on Monday for anyone who came to give thanks.

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Where to find a free Thanksgiving meal in Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Local organizations are offering free Thanksgiving meals in the Toledo area on Thursday.

St. Joan of Arc Parish: 5856 Heatherdowns, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cherry Street Mission: 1501 Monroe St., 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission Outreach Center: 670 Phillips Ave. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The meals are open to anyone.

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