Turkey Drive Ivan Thomas

Big Ive’s got big plans as he takes on Wilmington turkey drive

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

Ivan Thomas wants to more than double the size of Stormin’ Norman’s 40-year-old Thanksgiving turkey giveaway for senior citizens and needy families. The event is now dubbed “Big Ive’s Turkey Drive and Give-A-way,” and Thomas hopes to be able to give away 3,000 turkeys in 2023 in Wilmington, Dover and other state locations. Last year’s total was 1,400. That number …

Norman Oliver Turkey giveaway

Stormin’ Norman gives away 1,400 turkeys, passes baton

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

After giving away 250,000 Thanksgiving turkeys over 40 years, Stormin’ Norman Oliver is passing the baton to DETV president and founder Ivan Thomas. Oliver — a locally-famed civic leader affectionately dubbed Stormin’ Norman — announced the 2022 Turkey Drive would be his last before distributing more than 1,400 turkeys to Wilmington residents Tuesday. “God just moved me to do it,” …