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Second annual Mabra turkey giveaway coming up in College Park

COLLEGE PARK — The second annual Mabra Turkey Giveaway is gearing up for Nov. 23 when 1,003 families will snag the holiday meal’s main attraction.

State Rep. Ronnie Mabra, whose District 63 includes South Fulton, South Clayton and North Fayette counties, said families can register for the giveaway Nov. 18 at www.mabraturkeys.com or by calling 1-800-My-Attorney.

The turkeys will be given away Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5495 Old National Highway in the Grown Folks Plaza in College Park.

Mabra said the giveaway is about giving back to the community and making sure those who need help are taken care of.

“During the holiday season, many of us like to reflect on and think about reasons why we are grateful,” Mabra said. “Personally, I am especially thankful for the many people who have sowed their support into me and the work I do, and trusted me as the voice of the community. It is an honor for me to give something back to the many hardworking Georgians in this district.”

This year marks the second year that Mabra has provided free turkeys to families in need. In 2012, Mabra helped feed more than 1,000 families and that tradition will continue this year.

In addition to giving away the turkeys, there will also be Affordable Care Act navigators on site to answer questions about ACA, and to assist with paper applications.

“There has been so much confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act,” he said. “This year’s initiative moves beyond just feeding bodies. It is about feeding minds, and making sure that our residents have the proper information needed to make better health care choices for themselves and their families.”

Turkeys will be given on a “first come, first served” basis, said Mabra, with a limit of one turkey per household. No dual registrations are allowed. Those registering for the giveaway must be a resident of Georgia, at least 18 and have a valid email address.

During the giveaway, confirmed registrants must bring a state photo identification cared or driver’s license. The physical address registered must match the address on the ID.

The Mabra Turkey Giveaway is sponsored by The Mabra Firm, 1-800-411-Pain and WVEE/V103 FM.