Two live turkeys visited the White House Monday in celebration of the role the turkey industry plays in Thanksgiving meals.
The National Turkey Federation estimates more than 40 million turkeys will be consumed over the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Beth Breeding, Vice President of Communications and Marketing with NTF tells Brownfield, “We call Thanksgiving our Super Bowl. Turkey is on the menu throughout the year but it is the star on Thanksgiving.”
But, she says a couple of turkeys from North Carolina will not be part of that group as they received a formal pardon from the holiday table by President Joe Biden during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation Monday.