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Festival Foods' "Turkey Trot" presents check to local organizations

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)- It was another record breaking year for the Festival Foods' Turkey Trot, both in the number of participants and dollars raised.

This year about 38,000 participants laced up their shoes for the 2-mile walk or 5-mile run held on Thanksgiving morning in 8 cities throughout Wisconsin, including La Crosse.

At the check presentation held at Lambeau Field, the Festival Foods Turkey Trot distributed about $30,000 between the Boys & Girls Club's and YMCA's in each community. Over the past six years, the event has raised and distributed nearly $1 million. The money is used fund scholarships and financial assistance programs.

“Each year it amazes me how much this event continues to grow and the positive impact it has in the community,” says Mark Skogen, President of Festival Foods. “This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers, and charity partners. We are especially thankful to all of the individuals and families who joined us on Thanksgiving morning to make this event a huge success.”

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