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South Elementary’s Turkey Trot ushers in Thanksgiving holiday

South Elementary’s Turkey Trot ushers in Thanksgiving holiday
November 20
09:33 2023

The Thanksgiving  holidays got off to a running start for the students and staff at Breckenridge’s South Elementary when the school held its annual Turkey Trot race in the neighborhood around the school on Thursday, Nov. 16.

The race is organized as a fun way to add a fitness activity into the school year.

Not only do the students run the route, but teachers, staff, parents, grandparents and others participate in the event. Additionally, local first responders, including the Breckenridge Police Department, Breckenridge Fire Department, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Sacred Cross EMS help with blocking the streets and ensuring everyone’s safety. Click here to see the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery from the event.

This year’s winners were:

  • First Place: Colt Nye
  • Second Place: Rhody Stewart
  • Third Place: Knox Escalon

Breckenridge schools are out for the holiday this week and will return to classes on Monday, Nov. 27.

Thanksgiving will be Thursday, Nov. 23. Many businesses and government offices will be closed for the holiday. VFW Post 7767 will be serving a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, beginning at noon. For more information or to get a meal delivered, call 254-559-3105.

Breckenridge firefighter Jose Garcia offers encouragement to the runners in South Elementary’s annual Turkey Trot. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

South Elementary students are joined by some Breckenridge High School students and coaches for the annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 23. Click here to see the Photo Gallery from the event. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: South Elementary students and others take off from the starting line at the 2023 Turkey Trot race. The annual event kicks off the Thanksgiving holiday for the school and the community. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)



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