Susanville’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Triumphs with Community Support


The Susanville annual Turkey Trot, held each year on the morning of Thanksgiving, has yielded another successful race.

Organizers say over 220 people braved the cold temperatures to help raise funds for the Susanville Salvation Army.
Donations of perishable foods were also being taken, resulting in a collection of over 500 pounds.
Over 1000 dollars were also collected, supporting the cause.

Each year participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion, with this year’s winner of the costume contest being JJ Latham with his handmade turkey costume.

The largest family award went to a group of 24, and the fastest runners were, of course, Lassen High’s Cross country star Brady Johnson and Kimmie McKernan.

The Salvation Army, along with Holiday with a Hero, has taken on an expected additional 300 to 400 children this holiday season with the loss of the Toys for Tots program.

Red Kettles and Angel trees can be spotted throughout the season, collecting donations and toys for the kids who are in need. Volunteers for ringers for the Red Kettle campaign are also still needed. You can contact the Susanville Salvation Army Offices by calling 530-249-0954.

Candy Cane donations for the bell ringers can also be dropped off at the offices located in the Grocery Outlet Shopping Center.



Photo by Susanville Turkey Trot, Winner of Costume Contest