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Gov. Roy Cooper is joined by Butterball President and CEO Jay Jandrain and NC Poultry Federation Executive Director Bob Ford Thursday for the the annual North Carolina Turkey Pardon Ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh.

RALEIGH — On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper pardoned two turkeys, Biscuit and Tater, at the annual North Carolina Turkey Pardon Ceremony at the Executive Mansion. The governor was joined by Butterball President and CEO Jay Jandrain and NC Poultry Federation Executive Director Bob Ford.

“Thanksgiving is a time to come together and appreciate the many blessings our families, friends and communities have to offer,” said Cooper. “We’re grateful for the people who make North Carolina a stronger and safer place for all, including our educators, military service members and first responders. The holidays are also a time to remember those struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table and I appreciate Butterball’s generous donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.”

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