Troops at Dover Air Force Base get a special holiday meal today provided by staff at Dover International Speedway. Members of the track’s hospitality and concessions department will be joined by volunteer cooks to prepare 30 turkeys, 15 to 20 hams, 100 pounds each of green beans, corn and yams, plus 50 pounds of cranberry sauce and 10 gallons of gravy. The tall order is no hardship on the track staff who are accustomed to feeding more than 100,000 race fans twice a year. The dinner will serve about 300 troops stationed at the base.
“The Dover Air Force Base is such a huge part of our community here in Dover, and the men and women stationed there give up so much to protect our country’s freedom, including time away from home during the holiday season” said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “The holiday dinner put on by our food and beverage department is just one way we can give back to them this time of year and thank them for all they do.”