After 40 years, the world famous Corbett Fire District’s “Christmas Chicken”, is still delivering Christmas Cheer.
Dec. 3, 2021
Corbett Fire District announced today that the Christmas Chicken is undergoing pre-flight checks for delivering Christmas gifts to families in need. The “chicken” became a novelty in the 1970s when Corbett firefighters wanted to deliver Christmas gifts to their families. However Nev Scott, wife of the Fire Chief, found that the costume rental shop was out of Santa suits. Instead she chose a chicken outfit, and the Christmas Chicken became a weird East County tradition.
In 2021, this crazy but much needed tradition continues, however the focus is now on families in need who live in the Corbett area. Last year the Corbett community, which has a population of approximately 4,000, raised almost $6,000 for a family that had a medical hardship.
The Corbett Firefighters Association has placed two firefighter boots in the Corbett community. Boots are located at the Corbett Country Market (across from the Corbett Fire Station) and at Liz’s Coffee Cabin that is located at the Scenic Hwy and Lucas Rd. Additionally, with the help of Conner’s Heating and Cooling, Liz is matching every dollar donated. Liz also created a Christmas basket and each donor will receive a raffle ticket to win the basket.
Donations can also be sent to the Corbett Fire District at P O Box #1, Corbett, Oregon 97019. People with questions can call 503-695-2272.
The Christmas chicken is currently preening his feathers and getting his pre-flight check. With the backing of the Corbett community he will fly!