Cocoa Begtrup and his wife Laurie have hosted Thanksgiving at their Royal Palm Beach home for more than 30 years, with as many as 35 family members enjoying a massive feast. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s group will shrink.
“Thanksgiving is a big deal in our house. Since about 1986, we have had a large gathering, but sadly, this year only about 10 people. I don’t want them here because of the coronavirus,” Cocoa Begtrup said. “It is the holiday we do at our house. A lot of years we would have to cook two turkeys, and