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A 2.4 mile fun run, ramble, trot, walk or wobble to benefit the Town of Shandaken Parks and Recreation Board to help fund a Skate Park at the Smith Park, Pine Hill.

Saturday November 25th at 10:00 am rain or shine.

Free Tot Trot 5 and under at 9:30

Registration from 8:00-9:45 at the Parish Hall, Phoenicia, NY

**Free Turkey Trot Tee shirts to first 100 registered**

For more information contact:
Heather Roberts 688-7064 / or
Patti Rudge 254-4126 /

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