Folsom Turkey Trot 2009 Starts Thanksgiving Day

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Over 4,000 people turned out for the annual Folsom Turkey Trot, yesterday, with 3,700 of them running or walking the 5K or 10K track.

The Turkey Trot, run by “Capitol Adventures” benefited the Twin Lakes Food Bank, and Never In Our Town youth scholarship. Todd Drybread, the Folsom Turkey Trot director, welcomed everyone. He and his team of enthusiastic volunteers made the whole event a great success.

The track was on the Folsom Parkway Trails, starting and ending near the corner of Blue Ravine and North Parkway Drive in Folsom.

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Turkey Family runners

Turkey Trot Beneficiaries

The Twin Lakes Food Bank is a Christian based, non-profit organization that helps families in need with supplemental food and clothing. Whether disadvantaged by unexpected and troubled times, or a family living day-to-day in need, the Twin Lakes Food Bank has opened its heart to thousands of your neighbors since 1986.

The Twin Lakes Food Bank serves over 1,000 people (in Folsom, Orangevale and El Dorado Hills) each month – including 500-600 children – with a week’s worth of nutritious food.

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Todd Drybread

“Never In Our Town” Youth Assistance Fund

In 1988 the Folsom Athletic Association (FAA) created the Youth Assistance Fund. The purpose of the fund is to ensure that no child in Folsom is unable to participate in recreational programs due to financial hardship. The funds slogan “Never in Our Town,” is the guiding philosophy of the fund. The principal of the trust fund will never be touched, only the interest will be used to provide scholarships for needy children.

If you see yourself in the video or you know I caught you on camera (but not shown in this clip), and you’d like to have a special Highlights video of yourself and the Turkey Trot, let us know.

For more information about the Turkey Trot, visit the website.

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Renee Turkey Welcome
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Turkey Friends
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Andy Morin and son
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10K race start
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5K race start

Video #2 – runners coming in at the end.

The costume contest.

One more video to go:

More runners and walkers

Alan Gray is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of NewsBlaze Daily News and other online newspapers. He prefers to edit, rather than write, but sometimes an issue rears it’s head and makes him start pounding the keyboard. Alan has a fascination with making video and video editing, so watch out if he points his Canon 7d in your direction.