Letter to the editor: Thank you to Turkey Trot organizers and participants

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To the Editor,

If you were anywhere near Zeh School on Howard Street or trying to navigate Church Street in Northborough at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning you were treated to a glimpse of the 8th Annual Northborough Turkey Trot which benefits the Northborough Food Pantry. With the idea that 300 or so registrants would join in this year’s event, Rita Matraia, the owner of Core Connection fitness club and founder of this town event, welcomed close to 500 participants on Thanksgiving morning. An astonishing 479 “Turkey Trotters” finished their route.

Recently we met with Ms. Matraia and her co-organizers Mary McCrorey and Maggie Kosovsky to review and celebrate this growing Thanksgiving tradition. We would like to thank all involved with making this such a success. This can be seen by the smiles on faces captured by Kosovsky Photography. Check out the entire video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RKasBE0WM4 or at www.northboroughturkeytrot.com.

Success was also noted by a record setting $11,000 in proceeds being donated to the Northborough Food Pantry (NFP). The pantry is run completely by volunteers which allows 100 percent of proceeds to be used to purchase food items for those utilizing the pantry services. The generous monetary donation raised by this one event ensures the pantry will be able to provide supplemental food to Northborough residents in need for many months to come.

Thank you to the following local sponsors for supporting this wonderful tradition:
Rafferty Law Office, CTS (Communication Technology Services, LLC), The Core Connection, Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates, Orthomed Massage Clinic, Apex Dental, Karen Scopetski Realtor, Brand Pendulum, Sigma 7 Group, TD Bank, Fidelity Investments, Rail Trail Flatbread, Primary Care & Sports Medicine, Avidia Bank, Putnam Pipe, Bistro Limoncello Ristorante, Armeno Coffee Roasters, Anthony Andrew Jewelers, Lowe’s Variety & Meat Market, Soleo Health, Bluewater Landscaping, GPS Financial Management Inc., WCD Garage, and Kosovsky Photography.

Regards,
Donna Weaver and Ann Taggart
Co-Directors, Northborough Food Pantry