Governor Gretchen Whitmer Calls On Michiganders To Participate In Turkey Naming Contest

UPDATE: Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the winner of the turkey pardon naming contest. This week, a turkey named Dolly Pardon will be pardoned before Thanksgiving. The winning name, submitted by Jay Kozlowski of West Bloomfield, was selected from more than 3,900 entries in the statewide contest announced last week. This is the second turkey pardoned since the governor took office.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has invited citizens to participate in a special turkey naming contest. This marks her second turkey pardon since taking office, and she’s seeking the help of Michiganders to christen the lucky bird.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Governor Whitmer encouraged people of all ages to submit creative name suggestions for the soon-to-be-pardoned turkey. The contest is open to all, and there’s no limit to the number of name ideas one can propose.

“My fellow Michiganders, Thanksgiving is a time for family and gratitude,” said Governor Whitmer. “I’m thankful for all of you and look forward to seeing your creative suggestions.”

Submissions for the turkey’s name can be made until Friday, November 17th, at noon. The winning name will be announced on Monday, November 20th. 

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Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell