The Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for senior members of the Derby and Shelton football and cheerleading teams will have a new twist this year as it will be held in the spectacular new J. R. Payden Field House in the Ryan Athletic Complex in Derby. The event is traditionally held on the Tuesday before the annual Thanksgiving Day game between the teams. This year’s luncheon is scheduled for November 26. Speakers for the event include the coaches of both schools as well as a past graduate from each school who played in the game. This year’s game will also mark the first Thanksgiving day game played on the new turf field that is part of this amazing complex which may be the finest in the state of Connecticut. Guests will also have an opportunity to visit the William Payden Memorabilia Room which is filled with football memorabilia from college and NFL teams that were collected by William Payden and added to this magnificent structure.