This year’s Peircegiving marked a much larger feast than AVI workers had anticipated.
Forty-five minutes into the annual Peircegiving meal, AVI had already served 1,000 people. They ran out of the 45 Kenyon Farm turkeys purchased for the meal, causing AVI to bring out ham and more turkey they had on hand, according to Kim Novak, resident director for AVI. About 2,000 people attended Peircegiving; Novak said 1,700 is the norm.
As for future Peircegivings, Novak plans to allot five to 10 more turkeys to the meal. She also suggested having a band play at next year’s festivities.