Biggest Turkey

This year’s Biggest Turkey Challenge contestants ARE:

Diane Longaker, Resource Development Coordinator for the YCAP Food Bank

Diane Longaker, Resource Development Coordinator for the YCAP Food Bank, is a proud community member not only believing strongly in the work she does with YCAP (Yamhill Community Action Partnership) but the life changing work done by ALL the other non-profit organizations here in McMinnville and our surrounding areas.

Diane is very active in the community volunteering with several organizations, seems that turkeys don’t need to sleep.  She finds absolute joy in all her volunteer work! She is beyond delighted with her career work with the YCAP Food Bank.  With the most dynamic and hardworking dedicated team, YCAP partners with 17 food pantries and 6 meal sites throughout Yamhill County, providing our neighbors in need with over 1.5 million pounds of food per year.  Food is a basic need and when 1 in 5 people don’t know where their next meal may be coming from, that is problematic.  Your support of the YCAP Food Bank makes an enormous difference in the lives of children, families, and seniors by providing access to delicious nutritious foods today, tomorrow, and for each day forward.

Diane is looking forward to all the fun events wrapped around The Biggest Turkey competition, and invites you to stay tuned for all the details!  Gobble! Gobble! Learn more about YCAP at:

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Dave Adams, American Legion Post 21

Dave Adams, a native born Oregonian, was born in Ontario in 1960. Lived for a brief time in north Idaho and Boise, Idaho before his parents moved to Payette, Idaho. He attended school there, graduating from high school in 1978. In September of 1977, in a move of fate that would define his future he took a work study class and had to find a part time job.  The local radio station needed someone to play commercials during local games and Dave applied for and got the job. The rest is history.

Dave worked at KYET in Payette for seven years and at neighboring KSRV in Ontario for 25 years. From there he worked at KBOI, Boise. KMCQ the Dalles, Sunny FM in Nelson, New Zealand, KBND Bend, Oregon, and KGAL in Albany. While working at KGAL, Dave and his fiancee decided to buy a radio station and eventually purchased KLYC, McMinnville.  Norma decided to spend her time and energy pursing other interests and Dave continues to operate KLYC Radio. The station is owned by Celebrate Life Media, LLC of which Dave is the only LLC member.

Dave is also a licensed pastor with the International Fellowship of Ministries and operated Ephesians Vision Ministries in Bend, Oregon for 16 months.

Dave’s interests are computers, amateur radio, technology and being active in the community and faith interests.   Dave also operates several internet radio stations.  Bunkhouse Radio with Eric Elliott.  Operation Eagles Wings for Oregon veterans.  Valley Swing, and TJN The Jesus Network. Learn more about American Legion Post 21 at:


Adam Gray, McMinnville Habitat for Humanity

Adam Gray is a fun-loving, community-oriented, hyphen-enthusiast. He is a Language Arts/Film studies teacher at McMinnville High School. In addition to his teaching duties, he is also the co-advisor of the MHS National Honor Society, as well as the Chess club advisor. It’s his distinct honor to not only be the MHS Habitat for Humanity club advisor, he is also the Habitat for Humanity’s Biggest Turkey.

Having grown up in Yamhill County, Adam has long respected and admired the many distinguished men and women who have participated in the Biggest Turkey fundraiser, and is delighted to be among the chosen few. He is excited to be representing Habitat for Humanity for this wonderful event! Learn more about Habitat for Humanity at:

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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