Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Turkey Pardon 2013



                   Governor Herbert Pardons “Tommy Boy” the Thanksgiving Turkey

 WHO:             Governor Gary Herbert; Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food,
                      Leonard Blackham; Thanksgiving Point President & CEO, Mike Washburn; 
                      Norbest President & CEO, Matt Cook; and assorted guests.

 WHAT:          The traditional Thanksgiving seasonal message and turkey pardon by
                     Governor Herbert at Thanksgiving Point.  The event features the
                     impressive 51-pound Tommy Boy the turkey on display.  After offering his
                     Thanksgiving message, the governor walks over to Tommy Boy and
                     makes a few appropriate comments.  Tommy may have a few 
                     comments of his own. Tommy Boy will later be moved to the TGP bird
                     refuge where it will live out its days, sans cranberry sauce.

 WHEN:          11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

 WHERE:       Thanksgiving Point's Farm Country, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi
                    (Farm Country is located just outside of the red Show Barn)

Contact Larry Lewis UDAF
(801) 538-7104