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Thanksgiving tradition takes to Barton roads

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by Matthew Wilson

BARTON — Running  through the streets, a holiday horde gathered for a pre-feast foot race as the annual Turkey Trot returned for its twenty-first year.  The five-kilometer benefit saw seasoned sprinters and leisurely walking participants each out for a jaunt ahead of their traditional Thanksgiving dinners.  A few canine companions completed the course as well.  Some lucky individuals even got to take home something extra for their banquet, courtesy of the library.

A Barton holiday tradition, the marathon is to benefit the Barton Memorial Library.  The event is held in memory of Melissa White and Josh Murray, who died of cystic fibrosis. …

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