TINTON FALLS, NJ - A giant turkey in a Unicorn-drawn carriage surprised residents of Seabrook when it arrived on campus for the 17th Annual Turkey Trot on November 20. The 6-foot turkey, the event’s mascot, joined residents as they walked one of three Turkey Trot courses—Turkey Course (1 mile), Chicken Course (1/2 mile) or Cornish Hen (around the parking lot).
After the walk, over 500 turkeys, donated by Seabrook residents and staff, were loaded onto trucks and delivered to Bradley Food Pantry, Interfaith Neighbors, St. Rose of Lima Church and Lunch Break.
“We are thrilled to hold the Turkey Trot again this year,” said Art Sparks, executive director of Seabrook. “Residents and staff look forward to this entertaining annual event where they contribute to a great cause and enjoy a day of fun and exercise.”
“The turkeys from Seabrook will feed about 600 people,” said OJ Myer, food pantry coordinator at Lunch Break. “Over 1,500 families will receive Thanksgiving meals from Lunch Break. This would not be possible without contributions from places like Seabrook.”
Since the launch of the Turkey Trot in 1999, the Seabrook community has donated over 6,000 turkeys to local charities.
Seabrook is one of 18 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 98-acre campus is located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and is home to more than 1,400 residents.