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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for November 16

Posted at 10:24 AM, Nov 16, 2016

1. Mel Trotter Ministries is looking to the community to help them stock up on turkeys for their annual Turkey Drop.

This year they're hoping for at least 1,500 turkeys to be donated.

The drop off has already started and goes until 7 p.m.

You can take them to Celebration Cinema North and South and Mel Trotter Ministries.

Monetary donations will also be accepted on-site and online to help purchase turkeys to add to meals.

The complimentary Mel Trotter Thanksgiving Banquet will be held next week on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DeVos Place.

2. Another sign of the season, the Ford Presidential Museum is hosting its traditional tree lighting Friday.

The festivities begin at 7 p.m.

Thousands of lights will be inside and outside the museum along with an annual display of Christmas trees and holiday quilts.

The Salvation Army Band and the Caroling Company will also be providing the entertainment.

Following the ceremony, the museum will be open free of charge.

3. Christmas cheer is spreading all the way out to our nation’s capital.

The White House is already gearing up for Christmas, with this year's official tree on its way to the first family's home.

The tree is coming all the way from Wisconsin.

It's 20 feet tall and is a rare Balsam Fir mix.

Lots of locals and elementary students were on hand for the big event.

The tree was cut down Tuesday, and it will arrive at the White House the day after Thanksgiving.

According to local reports, the owners of the tree farm will present the tree to first lady Michelle Obama in a horse-drawn carriage.

4. Fox 17 is teaming up with the March of Dimes again for their signature Chefs Auction.

You'll get to try dishes from more than 20 local chefs, and there will be a silent auction.

All of the money that's raised will go to the March of Dimes, and their mission to improve the health of babies.

It's happening on Monday, November 21 at Devos Place, in the Steelcase Ballroom.

Tickets start at $200, and $150 from the price is tax deductible.

5. Today is your last chance to get in on JetBlue's Flash Sale.

For some round-trip routes fares are less than $100, and some one-way tickets are on sale for $34.

The tickets are good for Mondays through Thursdays, as well as Saturdays between December 1 and March 9.

There are several blackout dates within the window.

The sale falls under JetBlue’s blue fare type, so it does not include free checked baggage as part of the purchase price.

The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. tonight.