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Media, law enforcement bowl turkeys for turkeys

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Some Thanksgiving birds came out of the freezer a few days early on Friday but instead of heading into the oven, they were sliding on the Grocery Outlet floor.

For the sixth year in a row, the store hosted members of media as well as a new edition, local law enforcement for their annual Celebrity Turkey Bowling competition. Every team had three players who each got to bowl a frozen turkey 10 times, a strike equaled one free turkey for the charity of their choice.

Rosemary Rief is the communications coordinator for Northwest Harvest. She says they enjoy and depend on the event each year.

"It is so exciting for Northwest Harvest to come out and joyfully and crazily get ready for the holiday season and the need at our local food banks," she said. "This is a wonderful way to bring our community together."

KNDO-TV had three of its reporters; Ileana Diaz, Nick Paradise, and Katie Utehs represent the station for a second year. They won eight turkeys for Northwest Harvest.

This year's big winner was the Union Gap Police Department, all together 200 turkeys were given out to local charities.