Northborough/Shrewsbury – Fred the Turkey helped celebrate the Juniper Hill Golf Course 17th annual Turkey Day Nov. 20 in Northborough. Golfers donated a frozen turkey in lieu of greens fees. Due to the generosity of the Juniper Hill golfers, 306 turkeys were collected. Two hundred were distributed to Veterans Inc. for area veterans, 79 went to the Northborough Helping Hands (Northborough VNA and Northborough Food Pantry) and 27 were donated to the Worcester County Food Bank.
In addition, more than $2,700 was also donated to the Worcester County Food Bank and Northborough Food Pantry through contests, donations, and the breakfast and afternoon buffet.
Juniper Hill General Manager Dudley Darling said that the staff really gets behind the fundraiser and the golfers start asking about the Turkey Day about two months in advance. Fred the Turkey has been assisting Juniper Hill and several other area golf courses for the past 15 years.