Biggest Turkey

This year’s Biggest Turkey Challenge contestants have been announced and are ready to compete for your donations so they may be crowned the Biggest Turkey of 2016!


Henderson House

Henderson House was founded in 1980 by Mary Henderson from McMinnville, Oregon.  We provide domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy services in Yamhill County and beyond.  Our 24 hour emergency shelter offers victims and their families a safe residence, shelter-specific advocacy and referrals to local resources.    We typically provide direct services to approximately over 800 individuals & families and provide information & education to over 3300 adults and teens annually. We are here to help by answering questions and getting support to those in need.  503-472-1503



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Casey Hostetler

McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity

Casey grew up in McMinnville and then studied Business Management at George Fox University in both the Undergraduate and Master’s programs. Her passion lies in Marketing and the creative side of doing business. She is most proud of her ability to come up with out-of-the-box ideas.

In addition to her marketing skills, Casey is also a talented hip-hop dancer, and teaches at Chehalem Valley Dance Academy in Newberg. Involved in the community in many ways, Casey is: Chair of the Ambassador’s Committee for the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce, a Newberg Early Bird Rotarian; on the Tunes on Tuesday Planning Committee and Lemonade Day Planning Committee; and she started a movement last year called the Better My Town Challenge. Casey loves to be active in the community and provide a new level laughter and creativity.

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Carrie Schadewitz

Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation

Carrie moved to McMinnville with her husband Rick and joined Willamette Valley Medical Center as the Clinics Manager in 2006. Hailing from The Dalles, where she was the Operations Manager of a propane company for twelve years, her newest endeavor is at the non-profit Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation as the Executive Director.

Her peers describe her as a passionate, upbeat, positive person who loves to go camping, bicycling, swimming in her backyard pool and finds great joy in gardening. She and her husband Rick enjoy gong on Harley rides together and have even gone to Sturgeous. Carrie is a wonderful mother of three grown children; two sons and a daughter and has two beautiful grandchildren; six year old Logan and three month old Alivia.

Showing her devotion to helping others, Carrie has been a member of Willamette Valley Medical Center’s Community Service Committee fo several years. You’ll find her at many events all throughout the year. She is also a Rotarian, placing service above self. She enjoys hosting holiday events and gatherings at her home in McMinnville. Her closest of friends will tell you, “She’s a great partner in crime, and loves to go wine tasting.” (And what a great area we live in for that!)

A Special Thank You To Our Biggest Turkey Challenge Sponsors!


Jessica Payne, Real Estate Broker

Coldwell Banker Professional Group

Jessica Payne says her journey into real estate was fate. She began her career as a laborer on remodeling projects and not soon after began managing the office of Newberg Realty, Inc. and later Coldwell Banker Executive Realty where she was working when she obtained her real estate license. 

As a REALTOR® Jessica makes sure buyers and sellers alike are thoroughly educated so that navigating the often confusing world of real estate is as stress-free as possible. She thrives on guiding clients through the entire process, from valuing property and showing homes to explaining disclosure documents and negotiating both traditional and short sales or foreclosures.

Jessica lives in McMinnville with her husband, Jay, and stepdaughter, Alisha. In her free time, the McMinnville native loves snowshoeing, hiking and adventuring to new places with her family. Jessica also enjoys going for scenic motorcycle rides with her husband.

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    Excell Fitness Center

    McMinnville and Newberg

    At Excell Fitness we believe that fitness is about what you, the client, wants to achieve. To excel is not to compete to win or lose, but to simply strive to be the best that you can be. Our professional staff is here to help you do just that, we offer nutritional counseling, group exercise classes, X-camp classes, semi-private and one on one training. Excell Fitness has been fortunate to assist thousands of your friends and neighbors achieve their fitness goals, let us serve you. Don’t just live, live to Excell.

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    Oregon Stationers and Copy Cabana

    Business Solutions Made Easy

    Reliable service. Competitive pricing. Professional people. That pretty much sums up our approach here at Copy Cabana – your local printing services solution in McMinnville, OR. Located inside Oregon Stationer’s the longest standing stationery store west of the Mississippi offering Oregon gifts, greeting cards, stationery, legal forms and office supplies. Think of us as your one-stop-copy and business supply store!

  • Jade Photograhpy

    Jade Photography

    Photography for Seniors, Weddings, Portraits

    Live Laugh and Love! I enjoy life through the lens of my camera. I love to show the raw beauty of real life without all the fluff. Just people as they really are. Finding their inner beauty and exposing their hopes, their fears and their passions. I believe with my whole heart that the world is full of so much beauty and I enjoy the hunt for it. I heart laughter. It cures all! I am madly in love with my husband. He makes me laugh every day.  Take a moment and laugh! I love my family and my friends. You lift me up and support me. To those who love me no matter how insane I am. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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