Turkey tradition spares 2 Minnesota gobblers

Two turkeys from Minnesota make up the pair of lucky birds that will be spared from the dinner table come Thanksgiving Day.

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President Obama is poised to pardon a turkey, along with a so-called “alternate,” at a Wednesday ceremony in the Rose Garden, the White House announced Friday.

The event marks the 66th anniversary of the presidential tradition.

The pardoned fowl were hatched and raised near Badger, Minn.

After the pardoning, the duo (whose monikers have yet to be announced but typically take on patriotic names) will be driven to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate to strut (or gobble) their stuff for visitors. They’ll then make their permanent home at a Virginia turkey farm.