FOR the seventeenth year, an Atlanta Airport Thanksgiving tradition was enacted last week as Atlanta Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders (ACB) threw open its doors for a free, old-fashioned turkey dinner for airport staff.
Held a few days before the traditional Thursday staging of the Pilgrim Fathers’ 1620 ceremony, ACB hosted a homemade turkey dinner for around 476 people within three hours, with all the trimmings.
For many years in Atlanta, Georgia, ACB founder and military veteran Harold Hagans held this annual holiday party for his friends and colleagues at the airport. In 2019, Hagan’s daughter Deborah Torma, current ACB president, took over the tradition.
The turkey is cooked in a unique and imaginative deep-frying operation.
Left over food was donated to local food banks to feed the homeless the next day. Tins of food had been requested to donate as well to the food banks.