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In nod to swing state Pennsylvania, Liberty and Bell are up for White House turkey pardon

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Liberty And Bell to get pardon

In a nod to swing state Pennsylvania, turkeys Liberty and Bell will appear at the White House’s annual turkey pardoning this week, continuing a decades-long tradition in the nation’s capital.

Liberty and Bell made their debut Sunday at a news conference with the National Turkey Federation at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington. The lucky birds hail from Willmar, Minn., and were hatched as part of the “Presidential Flock” back in July.

During Sunday’s unveiling, Steve Lykken, Jennie-O Turkey Store president and National Turkey Federation chairman, pointed to the importance of turkey farmers’ work and his excitement for the event.

“This event certainly for us, is an opportunity to recognize the really hard work of turkey farmers and men and women throughout animal agriculture and the turkey industry, and this is no exception,” Lykken said.


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