Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Farmington Valley Turkey Trot Underway

Before sunrise residents of the Farmington Valley, along with WFSB's own turkey Scot Haney, gathered to kick off the Jack Bannan Memorial Turkey Trot. Jack Bannan was a POW who personally experienced hunger. In his memory, his daughter Marianne continues the drive that he started over two decades ago!

Generous donors came from near and far to see WFSB’s Scot Haney, bringing with them the spirit of the holiday season—many of them sharing stories as former recipients. Before the drive officially kicked off at 8:00 a.m., more than 1,400 turkeys had been collected, including 1,000 from Stop & Shop and 52 from UA Local 777 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters.  Committed partners from all over the region—such as Billy Grant Restaurant Group, iCare and even Buttonball Elementary in Glastonbury—have returned this year in support of Foodshare’s Turkey and Thirty campaign, featuring donation sites and special events through November 22.

The beginning of the trot was also fluttered with cash donations, including: Chubb Insurance-$1,700, People's Bank-$1,000, Aerodyne Alloys-$500, and Valley Collector Car Club-$500.

The Turkey Trot continues until 8 p.m. this evening with locations across the Farmington Valley.To learn how and where you can donate, visit or call 860-856-HELP to donate by phone.

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