‘A Rare and Wonderful Thing’: Local Teens, Families Gear Up for 2018 New Canaan Turkey Trot [UPDATED]
Note: Due to a snowstorm, the 2018 Turkey Trot has been moved to the Sunday after Thanksgiving—Nov. 25. New Canaan High School senior Brielle Connelly first got involved in the Turkey Trot three years ago, as a member of its organizing committee.
She’d visited the annual fundraiser’s beneficiary organization, Open Doors in Norwalk—a nonprofit that provides shelter, food, clothing, case management and other services to homeless people—and the visit made a strong impression on her. “I met the people that go there and they were so grateful for us being able to come,” Connelly said. “They knew the Turkey Trot and I though tit was really special to be able to do something fun that was a community event and for kids to appreciate the people in our area.