News Channel 11’s Josh Smith helps kick-off celebration for 2019 Turkey Trot


TWO DAYS AWAY FROM HALLOWEEN. OF COURSE, ALL KINDS OF THINGS GOING ON THIS MORNING. FIRST ON THE LIST, NEWSCHANNEL 11, JOSH SMITH MAKING A DAYTIME APPEARANCE HE JOINS US NOW LIVE FROM FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AS A KICKOFF REGISTRATION FOR THE EVER POPULAR TURKEY TROT. YOU’RE MAKING A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS THIS MORNING. GOOD MORNING. FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, PRETTY SURE THAT THE ONE HOLIDAY THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY FOCUSED ON IS HALLOWEEN. BUT THIS MORNING, IT’S IN THE TRI-CITIES. THAT INCREDIBLE EVENT WHERE YOU GET UP THAT MORNING AND WHEN YOU’RE IN A WHEELCHAIR OR YOU HAVE RUNNING SHOES. ARE YOU COME OUT OF THE STROLL OR RACE. AND YOU DO WITH A FEW THOUSAND. THIS IS KICKING OFF THE REGISTRATION. AND, WE CANNOT DO WITHOUT THE PERSON. THIS IS THE MAYOR OF JOHNSON CITY WHO 14 YEARS AGO I’M SURE A FEW PEOPLE THOUGHT YOU HAD LOST HER MIND IN, LEFT DO THIS. WELL, I HAD A PARTNER, AND REALLY A LOT OF THE PEOPLE STARTED OFF IN 2005. AND, THIS IS TROTTING ALL OUT. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. SO THE CITY’S LOGO IS GO OUT, AND WE CAN CHANGE THAT FIRST NAME OUT FOR ANYTHING WE ARE DOING. SO, WE HAVE THE LEGS ON WITH ALL OF THAT. AND, WE ARE SO EXCITED. IT’S MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY. I’M WITH YOU. IT IS MINE AS WELL. I LOVE THE TURKEY. AND THE FAMILY. BUT THIS PUT INTO CONTEXT. YOU MENTIONED UP AND ADAM. FOR THOSE ARE ROLLING INTO TOWN AND HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT. HOW DOES THAT PLAY A ROLE CLICK IT’S AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS FORMED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT LIVES ON FOREVER. AND SO, OUR BOARD MEMBERS HAVE BEEN MARKED FOR THAT. AND MYSELF. SO, WE TRIED ALL OUT ALL YEAR LONG. GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT EVENT. AND, GIVING AWAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. WE HAVE GIVEN BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND IT’S TARGETED TOWARDS YOUTH HEALTH AND FITNESS. WE HAVE BUILT PLAYGROUNDS. WE ARE A BIG CONTRIBUTOR HERE SO, KIDS CAN BE ACTIVE AND GET OUT AND HAVE FUN AND STAY IN SHAPE. ALL RIGHT. YOU MAY BE WATCHING A HOME GOING, THE LAST THING IN THE WORLD I CAN DO IS A 5K. THE TO THOSE WHO MAY BE THINKING ABOUT REGISTRATION, THINKING ABOUT A NEW WAY TO DO THINGS. WHO CAN COME TO THIS CLICK WELL, WE CAN RAISE, YOU CAN RUN. YOU CAN SASHAY. YOU CAN PUT THE STROLLER. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO. AND, WHATEVER IT IS TO GET YOU THROUGH THAT IT’S AN EASY COURSE. IT IS FLAT, IT STARTS THERE. AND IT ENDS IN CARDINAL PARK. SO, WE ARE SO EXCITED THAT I’M CALLING FOR GOOD WEATHER THIS YEAR AND I TELL YOU WHAT, PERSONAL GOAL HERE AT ABOUT 4400 REGISTERED LAST YEAR. BUT I KNOW THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN 5000 PEOPLE THERE. AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT AGAIN THIS YEAR. HE THE TURKEY TROT. YES. OR,.COM. EITHER ONE WILL GET YOU THERE. AND REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS HAVE HELPING THE AMERICAN FLAG IN FROM THE PLEDGE. AND, WE WILL SEE HER AGAIN THIS YEAR. IT IS MY FAVORITE, THING OF THE YEAR TO GET TO STAND UP THERE WITH YOU AND WELCOME EVERYBODY TO THE TURKEY TROT AND SEE ALL OF THOSE FOLKS SMILING. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THERE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE BEHIND US. THESE KIDS RIGHT HERE. WE WANT JOHNSON CITY TO BE A FAMILY-FRIENDLY CITY. AND THIS IS JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT HELPS MAKE IT HAPPEN. TODAY, NOW YOU CAN GO ONLINE, REGISTER THERE. GOING TO DO IT THIS AFTERNOON. AND, THESE KIDS ARE GOING TO HELP US WITH THIS KICKOFF.

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