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For Immediate Release
RALEIGH, NC - 11/30/2009
Contact: Robert L. Ford,
rlford@ncpoultry.org


President Pardon's NC Grown Turkey


This year's National Thanksgiving Turkey was presented to President Obama the week of November 23rd. As Chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), NCPF President Walter "Gator" Pelletier had the honor of presenting the turkeys to the President. This years bird's were raised by Goldsboro Milling growers Debbie and Bryant Worley in Wayne County, North Carolina.

After the birds were pardoned in the traditional Rose Garden ceremony, the birds were flown to Disneyland to live out their lives in California.

Click on link to view video of the ceremony.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/11/25/official-pardoning-turkey