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Galloping before gobbling

Thanksgiving morning, participants in the Gobbler’s Gallop 5K/1K Family Fun Run headed out from the parking lot at Nilssen’s Foods in Ellsworth’s midway district. The event raised over $2,000 for St. Paul’s United Church of Christ’s Youth Group’s 2014 mission trip. Organizers said they’d hoped for a turnout of perhaps 30-to-50 people at the first-time outing, so were extremely pleased when around 100 showed interest (Photos by Bill Kirk). 1 / 3
Jordan Fischer was on board a Segway for the Gobbler’s Gallop Thanksgiving morning. Fischer helped the participants navigate the 5K/1K Fun Run’s route in Ellsworth, which began at Nilssen’s Foods, turned south on Piety Street, east on 490th Avenue to CTH C, north on C and west back to the local supermarket.2 / 3
Some of the people joining in the Gobbler’s Gallop Thanksgiving morning opted to walk instead of run. Most everyone was bundled up against the chilly temperatures, at least until they worked up a sweat.3 / 3

The first annual Gobbler's Gallop 5K/1K Family Fun Run was held Thanksgiving morning. It was a fundraisder for St. Paul's United Church of Christ's Youth Group's 2014 mission trip. The Fun Run was open to runners and walkers of all abilities, and, based on its initial success, is expected to be held annually. 

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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