Wallside and WJR make Thanksgiving memorable for Lions fans

Are you ready for some Thanksgiving football? We certainly are here at Wallside Windows!

For many football fans in southeast Michigan, Thanksgiving means watching the Detroit Lions on TV or listening to WJR while in the kitchen and then tucking into a turkey dinner with all the trimmings with family.

Tom Kearns, who was worked with Wallside for 26 years and currently works as a measure technician, takes his love of the Lions to the next level. The longtime fan and season ticket holder for about 22 years always attends the game on Turkey Day. He gathers friends to tailgate and meets up with family afterward.

 Turkeys are grilled during an epic Thanksgiving tailgate hosted by Wallside’s Tom Kearns.

Turkeys are grilled during an epic Thanksgiving tailgate hosted by Wallside’s Tom Kearns.

And you won’t find typical eats at his tailgate — there are 6 to 8 turkeys with all the fixings. Friends will often donate a turkey or bring a dish to share.

“Anywhere up to 100 people show up to this,” says Kearns. It has been his Thanksgiving tradition for about 15 years.

 Wallside’s Tom Kearns dresses as Santa - Detroit Lions style.

Wallside’s Tom Kearns dresses as Santa - Detroit Lions style.

For those who won’t be braving the elements this year - the high is forecast at 39 degrees Fahrenheit - to catch the Lions take on the Vikings, another tradition involves listening to the big game on WJR News Talk Radio 760 AM.

Wallside Windows and WJR teamed up last season, bringing “two strong Michigan based brands during the football season,” says Todd Warner, manager of Detroit Lions Play by Play Sales at WJR. Wallside is now the “Official Window Company of the Detroit Lions Radio Network” and the company sponsors all of the Detroit Lions field goals made by Kicker Matt Prater throughout the season.

 

“Wallside has strong ties to Detroit sports teams and are huge supporters of the Detroit Lions,” said Warner. “WJR is proud to bring coverage to all of the passionate Lions fans across the great state of Michigan.”

Whether you are tailgating at the game like Kearns or cheering them on at home, Happy Thanksgiving from our Wallside family to yours and, of course, GO LIONS!

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