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      Turkey giveaway shows thanks to northern Michigan

      It's the season of giving, and for one northern Michigan business that means giving away 1,800 turkeys to their customers.

      â??It's just a rare opportunity for us to say thank you,â?? said Matt Stevens, Stevens Propane Owner.

      This is the first year the company gave away turkeys.

      â??We've been in business for 15 years. We've never been able to do anything like this before. This is just a way that we can tell our customers â??thank you.â??â??

      Customers showed up to get their free bird behind the Mesick Market.

      â??I think it's a great thing for the community. It really shows appreciation,â?? said customer Mike Guarnieri. â??Nobody does this anymore. It's great. I'm really going to enjoy my turkey.â??

      The company sent out invitations, giving customers the choice to pick up the turkey or help out those in need.

      â??A lot of our customers did donate them to a charity to anybody who needed one that weren't able to pick them up today so we anticipate a few hundred of those that we'll be able to get to some local food banks,â?? said Stevens.