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11/18/09 — Locally grown turkey to get presidential pardon

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Locally grown turkey to get presidential pardon

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on November 18, 2009 1:46 PM

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Wayne Montessori School students, from left, Saskia Parrish, Gabriel Colon, Caitlin Craven, Emma Britt, Xavier Freeman and Darren Bartlett get a close-up view Tuesday of the Butterball turkey that will receive the traditional presidential pardon from President Barack Obama next week. The turkey was grown on the farm of Bryant and Debbie Worley and after receiving its reprieve will become the honorary grand marshal of the Disneyland Thanksgiving Day parade.

A Wayne County turkey has been plucked from obscurity and will be spending part of Thanksgiving at the White House -- but not on a dining room table. The 40-pound bird was chosen to receive the presidential pardon this...

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