The Calhoun County Deputy Sheriff’s Association along with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office participate in the 11th annual community turkey fry. The event took place in a yard at the county jail complex. There were deputies, volunteers and a few prisoners to assist with the frying of more than 140 turkeys at the county jail. Chief Deputy Matthew Wade says about 30 pots started at 8 a.m. frying turkeys. He says he does it to show he’s thankful and to serve the community. Wade says proceeds from the turkey fry fund the Alabama Baptist Children's Home. He says after he became Chief Deputy he continued to look for other ways to serve. He says he had some interactions with the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home and thought it was the ideal place for his help. Chief Deputy Wade didn’t want our cameras to leave without him being able to share a few tips on frying turkeys. He says there are a lot of safety factors involved. Wade says last year the sheriff’s office raised more than $2,000 for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home. This year they’ve already raised more than $1,300 and look to surpass last year’s total.