Let's Talk Turkeys - Page 4
Central Cooperative Producers float
Thompson Hatchery float
Trikes, Bikes and baby cabs
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.
Free Turkey Dinner
Local growers were asked to donate one tom turkey for each 4,000 head being raised that year.
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.
Afternoon entertainment included the day's King and Queen being crowned by the well known dignitary, Iowa's Governor Beardsley.
The professional band known as Leo and his Pioneers
There were turkey races and games like Tug of War played.
The evening entertainment and the amateur talent program was followed by fireworks.
More pages which tell about the importance of Turkeys in Ellsworth:
Ellsworth Turkeys in the 1930s (3)
1952 Turkey Day & Central Iowa Turkey Producers envelope (5C)
1954 Turkey Day Celebration and Parade (5D and more pages)
Thompson Hatchery (5E)