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The 5th Annual PHOENICIA TURKEY TROT, a 2.4 mile fun run, ramble, trot, walk or wobble to benefit the Rotary Club of Phoenicia was a huge success! Thank you to all participants and sponsors!!! We couldn't have done it without you!!!

We have two winners ...

Phoenicia Turkey Trot winner of men's, Rowan Cruickshank, Big Indian Phoenicia Turkey Trot women's 1st place winner, Emily Waligurski, West Hurley
Men's 1st Place
Rowan Cruickshank, Big Indian

Women's 1st Place
Emily Waligurski, West Hurley

enjoy the video of pictures ... pictures by Cheryl Formont and Michele Garner

Some fun turkey facts !

Ben Franklin wanted the national bird to be the turkey

Turkeys can drown if they look up in the rain

A female turkey is called a Turk, or a hen

A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour!

Wild turkeys can fly at speeds up to 50 mph.

Turkeys have heart attacks. When the air force was conducting field tests that brokeĀ  the sound barrier, fiords of turkeys would drop dead.

Turkeys heads change colors when they are excited

Only male turkeys gobble. The females make a clicking noise.

45 million turkeys are eaten each thanksgiving

Turkey anatomy glossary :

  • The snood: the long flap of flesh that hangs over the beak
  • The Wattle: the red skin that hangs from the neck
  • The caruncle: the fleshy bumps on the head and neck

Baby turkeys are called poults

A group of turkeys is called a flock

The native American name for turkey is firkee, perhaps explaining the origin of the name

Turkeys are the only breed of poultry native to the western hemisphere

The ballroom dance called the turkey trot is named for the short, jerky steps it makes