Community Center’s 7th Annual Turkey Trot

by Jane Ahrens

The 7th Annual Turkey Trot hosted by the Fishers Island Community Center (FICC) was ‘overrun’ with enthusiastic participants again this year, breaking all previous attendance records.

Many thank yous go out to all the people who helped make this event a big success – including volunteers Elizabeth Reid, Heather Burnham and Izzie Reid who helped Thanksgiving Day with registration, FICC’s Manager of Finance & Administration Kathleen Neiman and her husband Chef Ed Neiman for organizing, supplying and hosting the delicious breakfast, and of course the FICC’s Director of Operations Sarah Porter for overseeing the event, the groundwork, early registrations, and great t-shirts.

Thank you to the 2017 Turkey Trot Sponsors who included David Burnham, Race Rock; Heather Burnham, Beach Plum; Bill Bloethe, FI Village Market; Sarah and Steve Malinowski, Fishers Island Oyster Farm; Jim Reid, Mystic Isle Realty; Elizabeth Reid, Amaden Gay Agencies; Jeremy Spofford and Aaron Lusker, Lusker & Spofford Construction; Bob Warden, Pequot; the FICC; and Bob Meyer, Maple Syrup Cook Family Farm 1847.

2017 Turkey Trot Prize Winners

1 Mile Prize: FICC Gift Certificates
18 & UnderFemaleKatie Waters
 MaleFinn Ruddy
30 & UnderFemaleChandler Rutherford
50 & UnderFemaleMeris Enright w/Thomas & Maggie
 MaleMatt Edwards
70 & UnderFemaleJane Crary
 MaleJohn Klimczak
Over 70FemaleCathy Posey
 MaleHenry McCance
3 Mile Prize: Maple Syrup
18 & UnderFemale 
 MaleRonan McCarthy
30 & UnderFemaleHannah Grimes
 MaleThomas Phifer
50 & UnderFemaleAmanda O’Grady
 MaleAndrew Carlson
70 & UnderFemaleSusan Chapman
 MaleScott Reid
Over 70FemaleConnie Dotson
 MaleBill Dotson

Thank you again to all who came out and joined the fun Thanksgiving morning.
You were in good company of about 200 Fishers Island
community members, extended family, and guests. 

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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