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GALLERY: Gobbler's Gallop 2017

Members of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Ellsworth (from left) Roxi Birkel, Linette Greske, Kathy Fuchs, Betty Freier and Jacob Fuchs organized walkers and runners during the 2017 fifth annual Gobbler's Gallop in Ellsworth Thanksgiving morning. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 6
St. Paul's United Church of Christ member and Ellsworth High School student Riley Schumaker was in the Thanksgiving spirit at the fifth annual Gobbler's Gallop Thanksgiving morning in Ellsworth. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 6
The 2017 Gobbler's Gallop in Ellsworth had a good turnout Thanksgiving morning, cold temperatures and all. The proceeds from the family fun run benefit the Pierce County Food Pantry, and help participants feel a bit better about an extra slice of pumpkin pie. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 6
Runners and walkers wait for the starting whistle in the Nilssen's parking lot in Ellsworth Thanksgiving morning prior to the fifth annual Gobbler's Gallop. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 6
Marissa Schumaker sings the national anthem prior to the fifth annual Gobbler's Gallop Family Fun Run Thanksgiving morning. The run left from Nilssen's parking lot. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 6
And they're off! The Gobbler's Gallop began at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning from the Nilssen's parking lot in Ellsworth. The run's proceeds benefit the Pierce County Food Pantry. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 6

ELLSWORTH -- It was a frosty 22 degrees when gallopers took their places to begin fifth annual Gobbler's Gallop 2017 Thanksgiving Day 5K Family Fun Run in Ellsworth.

Several runners and walkers stayed warm at the starting line by hopping up and down, donning turkey caps, or rubbing their hands briskly together. 

The run, sponsored by St. Paul's United Church of Christ, raises funds for the Pierce County Food Pantry. It started and ended at Nilssen's Foods.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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