Kiwanis Turkey Drop Planned for Saturday Nov. 16 at Murphy’s Garrison Golf in Haverhill

WKRP news reporter Les Nessman, played by Richard Sanders, reports on the turkey drop.

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The Kiwanis Club of Haverhill’s annual pre-Thanksgiving fundraiser takes over Murphy’s Garrison Golf on Hilldale Avenue, at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 for the fourth annual turkey drop contest.

For $10, locals may purchase a ticket with a number that corresponds to a random square on a landing grid. For every rubber turkey—dropped from a helicopter—that lands in that square, the ticket holder wins a prize. In the past, prizes have ranged from Mann’s Orchard pies to Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards and frozen turkeys.

The event is inspired by a 1978 Thanksgiving episode of the television series “WKRP in Cincinnati.” This is how WKRP newsman Les Nessman reported the turkey drop.

Money raised supports local charities, with tickets available for purchase by calling WHAV at 978-374-1900, visiting Haverhill Bank, 180 Merrimack St.; Deborah A. Conner, CPA, 8 Salem St.; or online at

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