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    Saturday, December 03, 2022

    Turkey pardoned in Colchester

    Tim Francis, of Lil Rascals Farm, carries Buttercup to be pardoned by First Selectman Andreas Bisbikos during a ceremony at Colchester Town Hall Wednesday, November 23, 2022. This was the second annual pardoning and the first year the turkey came from the farm in Colchester. The six-month-old bird Buttercup will live on the farm with the rest of the livestock. “This is my first turkey pardoning,” said Tim, “and it’s just such an honor to participate.” (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    First Selectman Andreas Bisbikos reacts as Buttercup the turkey moves during a pardoning at Colchester Town Hall Wednesday, November 23, 2022. This was the second annual pardoning and the first year the turkey came from Lil Rascals Farm in Colchester. The six-month-old bird Buttercup will live on the farm with the rest of the livestock. “This is my first turkey pardoning,” said farm owner Tim Francis, “and it’s just such an honor to participate.” (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Gianna DePaola, 9, and her sister Sophia, 4, of Colchester, pet Buttercup the turkey as First Selectman Andreas Bisbikos looks on during a ceremony at Colchester Town Hall Wednesday, November 23, 2022. This was the second annual pardoning and the first year the turkey came from Lil Rascals Farm in Colchester, owned by Tim and Amanda Francis. The six-month-old bird Buttercup will live on the farm with the rest of the livestock. “This is my first turkey pardoning,” said Tim, “and it’s just such an honor to participate.” (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Town employees and visitors watch as First Selectman Andreas Bisbikos pardons Buttercup the turkey at Colchester Town Hall Wednesday, November 23, 2022. This was the second annual pardoning and the first year the turkey came from Lil Rascals Farm in Colchester, owned by Tim and Amanda Francis. The six-month-old bird Buttercup will live on the farm with the rest of the livestock. “This is my first turkey pardoning,” said Tim, “and it’s just such an honor to participate.” (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Tim Francis, of Lil Rascals Farm, looks on as his daughter Brooke, 4, pets Buttercup who was pardoned by First Selectman Andreas Bisbikos during a ceremony at Colchester Town Hall Wednesday, November 23, 2022. This was the second annual pardoning and the first year the turkey came from the farm in Colchester. The six-month-old bird will live on the farm with the rest of the livestock. “This is my first turkey pardoning,” said Tim, “and it’s just such an honor to participate.” (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    First Selectman Andreas Bisbikos hugs Buttercup the turkey during a pardoning at Colchester Town Hall Wednesday, November 23, 2022. This was the second annual pardoning and the first year the turkey came from Tim and Amanda Francis of Lil Rascals Farm in Colchester. The six-month-old bird Buttercup will live on the farm with the rest of the livestock. “This is my first turkey pardoning,” said Tim, “and it’s just such an honor to participate.” (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Tim Francis, of Lil Rascals Farm, carries Buttercup back to the car after he was pardoned by as First Selectman Andreas Bisbikos during a ceremony at Colchester Town Hall Wednesday, November 23, 2022. This was the second annual pardoning and the first year the turkey came from the farm in Colchester. The six-month-old bird will live on the farm with the rest of the livestock. “This is my first turkey pardoning,” said Tim, “and it’s just such an honor to participate.” (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Colchester ― First Selectman Andreas Bisbikos pardons Buttercup the turkey during a ceremony at Colchester Town Hall Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

    This was the second annual pardoning and the first year the turkey came from Tim and Amanda Francis who own Lil Rascals Farm in Colchester. The six-month-old bird will live on the farm with the rest of the livestock. “

    This is my first turkey pardoning and it’s just such an honor to participate,” said Tim Francis.

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