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Turkey Trot kicks off Thanksgiving holiday at North Elementary

Turkey Trot kicks off Thanksgiving holiday at North Elementary
November 16
15:50 2018

Breckenridge’s North Elementary School students ran their annual Turkey Trot this morning, Friday, Nov. 16, on the last day of school before the Thanksgiving break begins.

The Breckenridge Fire Department and Police Department helped block parts of North Breckenridge Avenue for the annual Turkey Trot race Friday morning. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Family members attended to watch the kids run the one-mile route, with some of the adults participating in the run/walk. The school’s principal, Jennifer Gillard, and office receptionist, Vicki Mercer, dressed in turkey-themed costumes for the event.

Those entering the race brought a canned good or other non-perishable food item as an entry fee. All food collected will be donated to the Cafe Love at First United Methodist Church.

The event was organized by PE teacher Tamara Russell, along with other teachers and staff at North Elementary. The Breckenridge Fire Department and Police Department helped out by blocking some of the busier parts of the route, making it safe for the kids.

The winners in this year’s race included Adam Arrellano, Tucker Baugh, Rylee Brown, Hunter Davis, Landon Elting, Keptyn Escobar, Travis Forder, Elizabeth Hoffine, Keltyn Jackson, Colton Kempton, Henson McClymond, Brylon Reyes, Kaden Shook, Malaki Smith, Truett Trammel, Ryan Waller, Cooper Wimberley and Slayden Young.

After school is dismissed on Friday afternoon, the students and staff of Breckenridge schools will have nine days off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 26.

For more pictures from this year’s event, click here to see the Breckenridge Texan Photo Gallery.

The second and third graders who placed in this year’s Turkey Trot at North Elementary were: front row, from left, Tucker Baugh, Keptyn Escobar, Hunter Davis, Adam Arrellano, Landon Elting, Travis Forder, Henson McClymond and Elizabeth Hoffine; and back row, from left, Ryan Waller, Colton Kempton, Keltyn Jackson, Truett Trammel, Cooper Wimberley, Brylon Reyes, Kaden Shook, Rylee Brown, Slayden Young and Malaki Smith. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: North Elementary students take off Friday morning in the annual Turkey Trot race. The annual event collects food for Cafe Love. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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