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Thompson Creek Turkey Farm in its busiest time of the year

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(11/21/12) - It's all turkey all the time at Thompson Creek Turkey Farm in Mundy Township.

"We've been here since midnight. We won't be going home until 7 o'clock tomorrow," said Rick Reed, kitchen manager of Thompson Creek Turkey Farm.

Reed's crew is deep into its busiest three day stretch of the year. They're also experiencing one of their busiest Thanksgiving weeks in years.

"We're deep frying them. We're roasting them. We've probably got 400 going out. It's just been really hectic, but we love it. It keeps us busy and it's a challenge every year," he said.

Every year, the Hill Road restaurant finds more and more customers placing orders for pre-made Thanksgiving day dinners.

"Just turkey. The other stuff is more or less being made," said costumer Debbie Armstrong.

The staff has also helped out with what you might call a fair share of Turkey Day emergencies.

"We had a lady come in and she had totally forgot about her turkey. She had gone to the store, came back, and it was totally burnt. That was kind of a disaster for her. She came in, we felt bad for her, but we got her hooked up though," Reed said.

It's not just day of carry-out orders. For the eighth Thanksgiving Day in a row, Thompson Creek will have its dining room open until 7 p.m.

"It's going to be absolutely insane. We have about 500 reservations and that's just for our buffet," said Monic Witt, staff member of Thompson Creek Turkey Farm.

If you're in need of some Thanksgiving help, Thompson Creek is still taking a limited number orders, as well as a few dinner reservations.

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