Don Kings’s annual holiday turkey giveaway set for next week

Don King hands out turkeys in 2011(Staff photo/Lannis Waters)
King in 2011 (Staff photo/Lannis Waters)

Flamboyant boxing promoter Don King will be at his former jai alai fronton site in Mangonia Park at 9 a.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 20, for his annual holiday turkey giveaway.

King, in partnership with the town and Palm Beach County, will distribute birds to local social service agencies who will deliver them to families and individuals they’ve selected. No birds will be handed out to the general public.

The jai alai site, at 1415 45th St., was in the news last year after Victor Palacios of Palm Beach, an investor and a former real estate broker, told Mangonia Park elected officials his vision of a $500 million high-tech business and technology center at the site. King, now 85, has said he’s all for selling the property; all Palacios has to do is write him a check.  Palacios has met a few times with town officials, but a year later, nothing’s come of the plan.