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Members of the King Turkey Day Race Team include Holly Sieve, Juan Palma. Darcy Poppema, and Josh Noble

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Holly Sieve is a hometown girl and has loved King Turkey Day since she was little!  Some of her fondest memories are of the kiddie parade they once had, the turkey race and parade!  She graduated from MN West and went on to get her 4 year degree from Winona State.  She worked in health care marketing for 18 years.  4 years ago she took a leap of faith and got her real estate license.  She has been a realtor at Johnson Builders & Realty since obtaining her license and absolutely loves it!  She is married to her husband Jason and they have 3 daughters - Presley, Madison, and Monroe.  She is so proud to be from Worthington and absolutely loves this town!  She was on the King Turkey Day Board of Directors for the past 7 years and served as the President in 2023.  She knows all the ins and outs of what it takes to put one of our biggest town festivals together!  She is so excited and honored to be the coach for the 2024 KTD Race Team!  Go Paycheck Go!

Juan Palma moved to the Worthington area in 1999 from a small town in Baja, MX.  At 17 and having spent a few months in California, he saw lots of opportunity in MN and planned to come to work for a few years.  However, he fell in love with the local people, the customs, all four weather seasons and Worthington itself and met Angie!  He finished high school while working at JBS, attended MN West and SMSU, and managed Wegs Blue and White Dairy for 10 years! Juan and now his wife Angie, along with family support, in 2006 founded Palma Customs & Auto Sales & added full service repairs. They opened Palma Towing with 24 hour towing & most recently Palma Car Rental in 2021. He served a few years on the chamber of commerce board & their team supports the community however they can!  Juan and Angie have 6 kids, ages 2-19, and live just outside of Worthington, enjoy the outdoors & family time!  He loves the transformation of things, never stops learning and lives with no regrets.  We’ll make sure Paycheck flies through the finish line! It’s an honor to be a part of the community & especially THE RACE TEAM!!

Darcy Poppema has loved King Turkey Day for as long as she can remember and considers it a great privilege to be the Captain of the KTD Race Team for 2024.  She served on the KTD Board of Directors from 2016 – 2022 and last year helped bring the Traveling Turkey Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph back to Worthington as one of Paychecks Handlers on the 2023 KTD Race Team.  She is married to husband,Todd Poppema and they raised their 4 kids – Dustin, Amanda, Matthew, and Colton here in Worthington, where she has been a Childcare Provider for 34 years. Her greatest joys are spending time with friends and family, especially her 8 grandchildren.  While the whole weekend of KTD is tons of fun, her favorite part was being able to hear the roars of laughter and witness the kids' excitement when the Race Teams and Mascots visited their schools.  Let's go Paycheck!!  

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