Thursday, November 17, 2022

Romulus Goodfellows Annual Turkey Trot set for tomorrow

Area runners can join a very large flock of "turkeys" tomorrow during the Romulus Goodfellows Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Goodfellows who provide Christmas toys and food to the less fortunate in the community. There will be a $10 entry fee for the event which will be used to purchase gifts, toys and groceries for those needing help during the holidays, part of the annual Goodfellows No Child Without A Christmas project.

Organizers are urging runners to wear their best fun holiday or turkey attire to the easy .7 mile trot designed for the entire family. The course and warm up, along with packet pick up will open at Artisan Reserve at 5 p.m. Nov. 18. The official trot will begin at 5:30 and organizers stressed that the event is designed for fun and laughs. Artisan Reserve is located at 26542 Goddard Road in the city.

The trot will begin promptly at 5:30 on Goddard Road at Sterling Street and end at Walter's Bar, 37452 Huron River Dr. where there will be contests, prizes and DJ Jeff Lowrey of Sound Enterprise providing entertainment. There will be shuttle service from Walter's back to Artisan Reserve, organizers said.

Organizers said the fifth annual event is designed for entertainment while helping the No Child Without A Christmas campaign in the city. The Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot is open to the public and all are welcome.

No Child Without a Christmas has been the goal of the Goodfellows organizations and their supporters for nearly a hundred years. Through their efforts, the Goodfellows have given the gift of a joyous Christmas to thousands of families with children, many of whom would not have had anything on their table or under the tree without the Goodfellows organizations, according to the organization website. Romulus Goodfellows, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions made are tax-deductible and are used to aid only Romulus residents. 

Contributions can be sent by check payable to Romulus Goodfellows, Inc. P.O. Box 74035, Romulus, MI. 48174.