Smoke shop gives away turkeys

On Monday Hyde Park Cigars gave away 300 turkeys to needy families who couldn’t afford a bird for their Thanksgiving dinners.
Owner Mike Allen said the giveaway was an effort to pass his good fortune along.

“To be honest it’s just reaching out and passing on the blessings,” Allen said. “It’s a blessing to be able to help someone in need. We feel like we’ve been blessed and we’d like to pass it around.”

People coming to Hyde Park Cigars, 1465 E. 53rd St., were not asked to provide proof of income, he said.
“We’re just using the honor system. It’s the holidays,” Allen said.

Lindsay Welbers