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The 4th Annual Turkey Trot is on Saturday, November 29, 2014

The 2014 Turkey Trot will benefit the STS Playhouse in Phoenicia, NY

The STS Playhouse will sponsor and judge a costume contest this year ... so be sure to come in a costume!

Pre-registration:

online @ runreg.com or www.phoeniciaturkeytrot.com

registration forms:
http://www.phoeniciaturkeytrot.com/pages/registration.html
Mama's Boy Market
Tenderland Home

Registration / Check-in - Parish Hall
8:00am - 9:45am
race starts - 10:00am - Parish Field
free Tot Trot - 9:30am - Parish Field


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 broke  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