2022 Turkey Leg Hut Block Party

The annual block celebration hasn’t been held the final two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic however was again in full drive in 2022.

HOUSTON — Turkey Leg Hut is a Houston staple and on Sunday, the restaurant held its annual festival and block party within the Third Ward.

The occasion was canceled the final two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, although, the group, the music and the turkey legs had been again.

Dozens got here out to the occasion which shut down a portion of the Almeda Road.

Among the practically 100 native and nationwide distributors was one working for an important trigger.

“I feel like our presence is very important to let the community know that we’re here, we’re here to recruit nurses,” CBC Medical Staffing proprietor Christina Cornealius mentioned.

Her company is a Houston-based nursing company. Cornealius’ tent was set as much as recruit these with medical expertise to assist fill the present nationwide nursing scarcity fueled by the continued pandemic.

“We want a whole bunch if not 1000’s of nurses,” she mentioned.

Cornealius is a registered nurse of 17 years. She mentioned she’s witnessed the rising want firsthand.

“You have the nurses which are coping with burnout, so we’re dropping nurses within the discipline proper now as a result of they have been doing this nonstop for 2 years,” Cornealius mentioned.

Turkey Leg Hut’s inaugural block celebration in 2019 drew greater than 6,000 individuals. After a two-year hiatus, proprietor Nakia Price mentioned they’re pleased to be again.

“It feels good. Just get again within the swing of issues. COVID killed a variety of issues. Two years within the making from our first and never in a position to have it yearly like we anticipated,” Price mentioned.

Cornealius mentioned the celebration is a practice that brings the neighborhood collectively.

“This, I believe, is an efficient enhance for our neighborhood for us to showcase what we do. Show that we help one another,” Cornealius mentioned.

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