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Public invited to get up close with live turkeys on Saturday


Meet the Turkeys 2016. Photo: Ty O’Neil

Thanksgiving activities start a few weeks early with the 13th annual Meet the Turkeys event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St.

Live turkeys will be available for viewing and the public is invited to go into the pen with them to visit and take photographs, according to event host Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.

Photo: Ty O’Neil

Other farm animals will also be on hand, including “Moolisa,” a life-sized replica of a milking cow, from the state Department of Agriculture. Additionally, the Washoe County Library System will be hosting story time for families.

Admission is free, although the community is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

For more information, call 775-785-4512, ext. 102.

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.