Sunshine Ace Hardware and Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware are gearing up for the holiday season with an all-new family-friendly event that features cooking tips, product demonstrations and complimentary food samples.

A free “Thanksgrilling” party will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at all nine Sunshine Ace stores in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties, as well as two Crowder Bros. Ace stores in Manatee County.

At Thanksgrilling, Ace’s knowledgeable grillmasters will offer alternatives to the traditional, sometimes bland oven-roasted Thanksgiving turkey. Smoking or grilling a turkey creates a flavor explosion that draws rave reviews from guests who’ve grown accustomed to uninspired cuts of meat and poultry for the holidays.

Grillmasters also will share grilling tips and secret recipes, as well as demonstrate some of the company’s top-selling brands, including Traeger, Weber and Big Green Egg. Samples of grilled turkey, grilled vegetables and even grilled desserts will be available.

The helpful associates at Sunshine Ace and Crowder Bros. Ace can arrange free delivery and assembly on all grills purchased during the Thanksgrilling party.

Thanksgrilling festivities will be held at the following Sunshine Ace and Crowder Bros. Ace stores:

Collier County

  • Downtown Naples (141 Tamiami Trail North)
  • East Naples (4433 Tamiami Trail East)
  • Marco Island (1720 San Marco Road)
  • Golden Gate (11673 Collier Blvd.)

Lee County

  • Bonita Springs (9100 Bonita Beach Road)
  • San Carlos Park (18911 Tamiami Trail South)

Charlotte County

  • Port Charlotte (3035 Tamiami Trail)
  • Port Charlotte (912a Kings Highway)

Pinellas County

  • Largo – Hammerhead (1015 W Bay Drive)

Manatee County

  • Bradenton (5409 Manatee Ave. West)
  • Lakewood Ranch (2401 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.)