Bob Vogelbaugh, recognized as "Mr. Thanksoffering," chokes up as he addresses guests as meals are offered throughout his 46th annual area dinner last month at SouthPark Mall in Moline.

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Bob Vogelbaugh, known throughout the Quad-City region as “Mr. Thanksoffering,” got a nice down payment Friday for his 2017, or 47th yearly Community Dinner.

The donation came from a coordinated fundraiser via the sale of turkey cards in November at all Quad-City Hy-Vee stores. The cards were easily accessible in $1, $5 and $10 donations. All of the proceeds will certainly aid Vogelbaugh purchase gives for his annual dinner.

It is the 6th year the Quad-City Hy-Vee stores have actually sold the cards, increasing even more than $86,000. The card sales began once Hy-Vee keep director Sinjury Wenndt printed Vogelbaugh’s challenge on paper turkeys and gave customers the chance to purchase the cards at his save. It was so well received that the next year, they were marketed at all Quad-City location stores.

For the 2016 dinner, the Moline Hy-Vee located on Avenue of the Cities cooked 2,700 pounds of turcrucial, serving around 2,000 world. The Bettendorf Hy-Vee on Center Roadway cooked the mamelted potatoes, gravy, stuffing and green beans. Bevereras and also ice for the meal were provided by the Hy-Vee located on John Deere Road in Moline.

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As has end up being his legacy, Bob Vogelbaugh, "Mr. Thanksgiving," will certainly announce plans for his yearly area holiday dinner next week.

Bob Vogelbaugh, known as "Mr. Thanksgiving," chokes up as he addresses guests as meals are served during his 46th annual community dinner last month at SouthPark Mall in Moline.