2023 FEATURED SPEAKER
Worthington-native Rick Brandl, has been named featured speaker for the Annual King Turkey Day festival, September 16, 2023.
Rick is an alumnus of Worthington High School having graduated with the Class of 1977. With a $50,000 donation to District 518, he is championing the effort and is the main force behind the Trojan Legacy Wall project at Trojan Field on the WHS campus. The wall is an opportunity to provide support to Trojan extracurricular and to put your pride on display at Trojan Field for the life of the existing facility. Brandl, who serves as vice president of technical service for Medtronic, resides in Boulder, Colorado. He visits annually to give out the Lambert Brandl Distance Running Scholarships, named for his father, to two WHS seniors. You can still find him running 5 days a week and even playing a little volleyball.
Brandl will speak to the crowd from the Fourth Avenue and Tenth Street stage at 1:00 P.M. and then will serve as flagman for the running of the Great Gobbler Gallop turkey race between "Paycheck", the fastest bird of the northland, against "Ruby Begonia", the pride of Texas.
Following his address and the Great Gobbler Gallop, Brandl will ride as guest of honor in the parade.