By Marilyn Anderson
ZUMBROTA – Thanksgiving morning, November 27, will mark the fifth annual Zumbrota Turkey Trot to benefit the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf. The number of participants and the amount of money raised has increased yearly since the event was first organized in 2010. This year’s Turkey Trot will begin at 8 a.m. at the Covered Bridge (library side). Participants are asked to make a free-will donation for the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf of non-perishable food items or cash.
Regarding the weather, the event poster says, “Sun, snow, sleet, or rain – we will trot!” In 2012, the temperature was 51 degrees when 80 registered walkers, runners, bikers, trikers, and strollers turned out. Last year, despite temperatures in the low 20s, the number of participants nearly doubled to 150, and so did the monetary donations. A total of $1,245 and nearly 400 pounds of food was collected – a record amount.