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King Turkey Day race team is announced

The Turkey Capital of the World will get the opportunity to keep the Traveling Turkey Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph in Worthington on King Turkey Day Sept. 14.


The King Turkey Day Board of Directors announces the 2024 Race Team Members. They include: Holly Sieve, coach; Darcy Poppema, captain; Juan Palma, handler; and Josh Noble, handler.


The 2024 Great Gobbler Gallop is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 on 10th Street in downtown Worthington. Paycheck and Ruby Begonia of Cuero, Texas have been racing since 1973. The winning city receives the three-foot-tall walnut and gold “Traveling Turkey Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph.” To the loser goes the “Circulating Consolation Cup of Consummate Commiseration.”


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