Next Friday, Dec. 18 at Brentwood Elementary School, 200 Griffith Lane, the Brentwood Regional Community Chest will be doing its annual Christmas Basket sorting between 4:30 and 9 p.m., and the call has gone out for volunteers.
“Every year we need a couple of hundred volunteers, and we worry they won’t show up until, lo and behold, they do,” said Rick Lemyre of the Community Chest. Most years, the reward for volunteers is that I-just-helped-someone feeling, but this year there’s another one: Mayor Bob Taylor will be on hand to pay up on his The Mayor Is a Turkey fundraiser by wearing a turkey suit, part of which is seen here. He picked up more than 700 of the $8 bird donations, and trust us: you won’t want to miss him in that outfit.
If you can’t attend Friday’s sorting event, Gobbler Bob will be back helping the volunteers on Saturday (grown-ups and older kids are needed) when the baskets are handed out.