No platter for this turkey, named Mickey, who marks the seventh time in seven years that a fowl has been spared the expected Thanksgiving Day fate.
Here's one turkey that won't see a roasting pan this Thanksgiving. Each year for the past seven years, Sean O'Brien, owner of O'Brien's Irish Pub, 701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon, spares the life of a turkey. This year's turkey, named Mickey, took center stage at the pub during the Thanksgiving holiday. He’ll later be transferred to a local farm to live out his days without fear of the butcher block. "It's just something I do every year," said Rice. "The customers enjoy it and I get a kick out of saving a life."
Here's a rundown of everything you need to know this holiday.
Need to make a last-minute run to the grocery store for Thanksgiving dinner? Thinking about escaping your in-laws with a trip to the library or park? Wondering when the kids are going back to school and getting out of your hair? Here's a rundown of what's open and what's closed around Hillsborough County during the Thanksgiving Holiday and everything else you need to know: SCHOOLS All Hillsborough County schools will be closed through Friday, Nov. 25. LIBRARIES Hillsborough County libraries will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and remain closed Nov. 24-25. The Temple Terrace Public Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday. GROCERY STORES Publix will be closed on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. Sweetbay will be open until 5 p.m. on Nov. 24…