Let's Talk Turkeys - Page 4
 
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Central Cooperative Producers float

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Thompson Hatchery float

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Trikes, Bikes and baby cabs

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the Horses

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After the parade, the Ellsworth Consolidated School band, along with other bands from the parade, would join in a mass concert at the park.  About four bands participated together.

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Free Turkey Dinner

Local growers were asked to donate one tom turkey for each 4,000 head being raised that year.

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123 turkeys (25 pounds each) were roasted and eaten.  How many sandwiches do 3,000 pounds of turkey make?  The meal's menue included turkey sandwishes, coffee, pop and ice cream.

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Afternoon entertainment included the day's King and Queen being crowned by the well known dignitary, Iowa's Governor Beardsley.

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The professional band known as Leo and his Pioneers played.
The old bandstand was brought from downtown.

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There were turkey races and games like Tug of War played.
More turkey sandwiches were supplied and enjoyed.

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The evening entertainment and the amateur talent program was followed by fireworks.
 




 

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