LANSING: Governor Gretchen Whitmer urged Michiganders to submit names for the second turkey that she will pardon since taking office. The winning name will be announced Monday, November 20, 2023.  

“My fellow Michiganders, Thanksgiving is just around the corner,” said Whitmer. “I know we are looking forward to spending some time with family and friends, but I need your help. Please submit name suggestions for the very special turkey that I will pardon soon. Everyone, especially young Michiganders, are encouraged to send in their names. I am so thankful for all of you.”

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