Turkey Trot Raises $40K (2018-12-03 16:10:16)

The eighth annual High Country Turkey Trot 5K raised $40,000 and 250 pounds of food for the Hospitality House this year.

The Watauga Democrat reports nearly 1,100 people from 26 different states participated in the Turkey Trot this year.

According to the report, in the race, Michael Holland of Beech Mountain was the men’s first place finisher, followed by Will Norris of Blowing Rock and Wesley Ward of Chicago.

For the women, Sophia Ritter from Watauga High School was the first place finisher, followed by Tilda Helgesson of Blowing Rock and Jacqueline Parsons of Crumpler.

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