Governor Cooper Wishes North Carolinians a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper shared wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday as the third-annual turkey pardoning went virtual. Governor Cooper pardoned two turkeys, Cranberry and Drumstick. The pardon was held virtually, with Governor Cooper in Raleigh and Cranberry and Drumstick at home in Mount Olive at Foy III Farm. Governor Cooper highlighted the importance of celebrating Thanksgiving safely by wearing a mask and social distancing with anyone from another household.

    "I'm grateful to the many North Carolinians who are looking out for each other's safety by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing," said Governor Cooper. "I know many of us are tired of being cooped up at home, but any time you go out — remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing. These are our berry best tools to slowing the spread of this virus. And I know we cran do it."

    Butterball partnered with the State for the third year in a row to donate 500 turkeys, which will be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Butterball has helped to donate 1500 turkeys as part of this event over the last three years.

    "Butterball is thankful for the opportunity to present two turkeys for pardoning by Governor Cooper on behalf of the state of North Carolina. Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday at Butterball, and I know celebrations will look different for many this year, but I'm hopeful North Carolinians will find creative ways to celebrate safely. This Thanksgiving, I'd like to give thanks to our teams and other food producers for their dedication to keeping food on tables during a challenging time," Jay Jandrain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Butterball, said. "We are pleased to donate 500 Butterball turkeys on behalf of Governor Cooper to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to help fight hunger this holiday season."

    Watch the virtual turkey pardoning HERE.


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