Ben Salem Turkey to be a local celebrity


Bensalem, PA- “It’s great that something very common can bring people to places that they don’t expect the most, where everyone feels very divided,” said Cindy Citron. Said.

Citron is the principal of Judy Sale Kindergarten on Bristol Road, Ben Salem. Busy streets are known for their noisy cars and trucks, but wild turkeys are now in the spotlight.

“You just wanna smile, wait a minute, did I just see a turkey in the middle of the road?” It is what it is, ”she said.

The feathered birds have become town celebrities due to their bright red street intersections and frequent visits to Wawa.

“Social media, as you know, quickly became a phenomenon, and neighbors stopped and took pictures when they saw it,” Citron said. “Now, in the midst of a lot of brooding, it was a really happy pastime.”

Immediately, a Facebook page appeared in honor of the bird. Ben Salem’s Turkey Trot welcomed over 2,000 guests last month. It has become a place where people can share turkey photos as a badge of honor.

Judging from the user’s photos, it looks like there are several turkeys out there who love their feathers for the locals. The community of Ben Salem has collectively named these birds “Ben”.

“Every day we found Ben, the kids were looking for him on the school bus and the drivers were looking for him,” said Shirley Depaolo of Faust Elementary School.

Some drivers are not happy to be interrupted by evil birds, but others are happy to keep it safe.

“I was wondering why the traffic was a little slower, but he was here in the middle of the intersection,” said Terrell Thomas. “We all know him here, so when he crosses the street, they all look at him, and he actually crosses the street more than an adult. Is also excellent. “

The community decided to use the portrait of a turkey as a fundraiser. A T-shirt campaign was launched to benefit local Lions clubs. But the locals want the birds never to be used in the cooking of the main course.

“And no one will eat Ben on Thanksgiving.” I’ll be there, ”said Cindy Citron.

For more information on Ben Salem’s Turkey Trot, Facebook page..


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