White House turkeys are ‘Drumstick’ and ‘Wishbone’
As the pair of presidential turkeys strutted their stuff in front of the cameras at a press conference Monday morning in Washington, D.C., Carl Wittenburg of Alexandria, the 2017 chairman of the National Turkey Federation, announced the two names that were chosen for the presidential turkey and his wingman.
“Names for each were suggested by people from around the world and this morning, we are introducing you, for the first time, to Wishbone and Drumstick,” Wittenburg said as the crowd clapped and the turkeys loudly gobbled.
Carl, along with his wife, Sharlene, raised this year’s presidential turkeys on their hobby farm in Alexandria. Over the course of the last six months, Carl and Sharlene have worked with five 4-H members from Douglas County to help raise the presidential turkeys – Kerryn Lund, Christina Kuismi, Kodi Bundermann, Kayla Egenes and Katie Kent.
The Wittenburgs, along with the five 4-H members, are all in Washington, D.C., for tomorrow’s ceremony at the White House – the 70th annual presidential pardon.
The press conference was shown live on the Minnesota Turkey’s Facebook page. It can still be accessed on that page, www.facebook.com/minnesotaturkey/.
The Echo Press will continue to post updates on the presidential turkeys and their trip to the White House.Follow alongHere are the links to follow along the presidential turkey journey:www.minnesotaturkey.com/presidentialturkeywww.facebook.com/minnesotaturkeywww.facebook.com/presidentialturkeyTwitter: @MinnesotaTurkey and @PrezTurkeyInstagram: @MinnesotaTurkeySnapChat: MinnesotaTurkeyOfficial hashtag: #PresidentialTurkey