By Marilyn Anderson
ZUMBROTA – There is good news and not so good news about the fourth annual Turkey Trot. Each of the previous years has seen growth, both in the numbers of participants and the money raised for the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf. That is the good news. Unfortunately, the needs of the food shelf have also continued to grow. The Turkey Trot will be held at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 28, at the Covered Bridge.
Since its beginning in 2010, participation in the Turkey Trot has increased from 10 people to 47 in 2011, with another substantial increase to 80 registered walkers, runners, bikers, trikers, and strollers last year. Laurie Brengman, one of the event’s organizers, has set a goal of 100 participants this year and of beating last year’s record amount of monetary donations of $665 and 314 pounds of food that was collected.