Sarah Palin was swarmed at the Kennewick, Washington Turkey Trot yesterday. The former Alaskan Governor helped raise $45,000 for the Red Cross at the event.
Sarah Palin helped the Red Cross break all kinds of records with her presence at the event.
Local KNDO reported:
Sarah Palin was surrounded by hundreds including a handful of supporters from Alaska. The former Vice Presidential candidate has taken a few days off her nationwide book tour to spend her Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. She has two aunts in town and deep roots in the Tri-City area. “It’s awesome, of course we’ve spent so much time here over all these years. But it’s really, really good to be back and just can’t wait to hang out with more of the family and friends today and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” said Palin.
Thanksgiving dinner was not the only thing to celebrate. The Red Cross had nearly 3,000 registered trotters. Several hundred of those was because of Sarah Palin. Her appearance helped bring in some big bucks for the non-profit organization. “She did increase participation which is great. It’s a family event and we thank her for that, and we are raising money for the Red Cross,” said Pat Mastler, event coordinator for the Red Cross.
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The Turkey Trot fundraiser brought in over $45,000 dollars from donations and sponsors. Workers say it broke records.