Gov. Hochul ‘pardons’ Thanksgiving turkey
ALBANY – Gov. Hochul hosted a Thanksgiving Eve celebration at the Executive Mansion on Wednesday.
The festivities kicked off with a series of what the governor called "dad jokes on steroids."
She pardoned Sully the turkey in front of kids who were invited.
"This turkey was in ‘gravy’ danger before I decided to pardon him," said Hochul.
Sully was donated by the Jaffe Family from Snowdance Farms.
The tradition of pardoning turkeys goes back to President Abraham Lincoln.