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Branstad spares 2 turkeys as part of annual pardon

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Nov 26 2013 9:54AM
~ DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has spared two turkeys named Carmel and Apple as part of the annual Thanksgiving pardon.
 
     Branstad granted the reprieve during a ceremony Monday at Terrace Hill in Des Moines. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and officials with the Iowa Turkey Federation were in attendance.
 
     Carmel, a hen, and Apple, a tom, walked around freely as Branstad delivered the pardon. They will be sent to Living History Farms in Urbandale.
 
    Branstad has pardoned two turkeys each November that he's been in office. Monday marked his 19th year of clemency to a set of birds.
 
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11/26/2013 9:55AM
Branstad spares 2 turkeys as part of annual pardon
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