By Austin R. Eck —
The sound of music and the scent of turkey filled the air at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds as thousands of people were served at the Fredericksburg Band Booster’s Turkey Dinner.
Over one ton of turkey was dished out on to 3,000 plates in three hours during the turkey dinner, said Melissa May, FISD Band Booster Club assistant reporter.
In addition to the 2,500 pounds of turkey, 1,100 pounds of dressing, 340 pounds of noodles and 167 gallons of green beans were served, volunteer Ralph Koennecke said.
The plate seemed to be a crowd pleaser.
“This year’s plate was the best I’ve had in years,” Koennecke said. “The noodle and bean people had it down. Everything went smooth, especially, the noodles. Sometimes they get pasty but they had their timers and everything worked well. Everything seemed to click.”