After serving over 500 people with 30 smoked turkeys and all the trimmings last year, a local business is set to once again host the annual “Thanksgiving Feast” event, though it’ll look slightly different as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on.
This year, CannaWise: The Patient’s Dispensary will serve pancakes, pumpkin or regular, for the second annual Thanksgiving Feast, scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 at CannaWise, located at 17 N. Highway 81, Duncan, in between Daylight Donuts and Tastees in drive-thru fashion.
Daniel Ferguson, co-owner of the dispensary, said the variation in food provided will help keep health concerns at bay.
“In planning our Thanksgiving dinner this year, we wanted to be sensitive to the community’s health-related concerns and we really felt like some pancakes and bacon is an easy solution for that,” Ferguson said. “We’ll just flip them right into the container. Plus, who doesn’t like pancakes or bacon?”
Bryan Alston, co-owner of the dispensary, said the drive-thru styled event will allow for safety while continuing to spread cheer in the community. The meal will run similarly to last year’s as those wishing to eat will drive up in their cars and receive their pancakes in a “sealed, never-touched container.” The system worked effectively the first year when the dispensary served turkey.
“We wanted to be sensitive to the health concerns of many but also wanted to continue to spread a little holiday joy in a practical and beneficial way,” Alston said. “As always, we want to invite everyone in the community whether you are a medical cannabis patient or not, whether you purchase your medicine at CannaWise or not. This event is open to all.”