Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Annual Turkey Shoot Thanksgiving Day

   POINT RICHMOND - The annual Point Richmond Turkey Shoot will be held Thursday, Nov. 22 with the only real shots coming from bottles of either Wild Turkey whiskey or sparking cider.
     The annual event usually draws hundreds of area residents for an informal parade, music, and socializing.
     The event begins at about 10 a.m. in front of the Plunge, from which the crowd marches in a parade (of sorts) around the downtown area ending up near the back entrance to restaurants and businesses on Railroad Avenue.
     All participants are encouraged to bring their pets, party hats, musical instruments and a few dollars if they want to purchase a commemorative shot glass - and/or a beverage.
     The event is capped by the reading of the  Turkey Shoot poem, a piece of literature that grows by one stanza every year the event is held.
     Below is a short video of the 2017 Turkey Shoot event.