The Pelican Rapids American Legion Post 17 continued its free turkey distribution to veterans, which has become an annual tradition. Donating nearly 70 turkeys to the Legion is Jennie-O turkeys, which operates the West Centeral Turkeys plant in Pelican Rapids. In addition to giving area veterans a free turkey, the Legion also offers to emergency workers and police officers. 

Representing the Legion in these photos, Phil Stotesbery and Ben Woessner. Police Chief Jeff Stadum passed along seven turkeys to his officers. 

Also receiving birds were the Ringdahl Ambulance responders, represented here by Dee Haiby and Mindy Sachs.