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Nov 9, 2007 09:16 PM

What Is a Turkey Roll? (Not the processed meat product)

Some friends were driving by Sheffield, Massachusetts and saw signs for a "Turkey Roll." They assume that this is an event, not a food. Anyone know what it is? I assume it isn't a coincidence that the Turkey Roll exists just before Thanksgiving.

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  1. I have heard of this before, but wasn't sure what it was. So, after a few tries at google, I searched for Annual Turkey roll, and got a bunch of hits. Here is one to get you started.

    I thought you "bowled" with frozen turkeys, but that's not it!

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    1. re: danhole

      Thanks so much for the wonderful link. I did some Googling of my own and found Rolls that were actually foot races (essentially, "turkey trots.") The article you linked to alludes to it, but the origin of "turkey" in bowling is indeed, that it was a prize for getting three strikes in a row.

    2. OMG! I had visions of the WKRP in Cincinnati TV episode where they dropped the live turkeys out of a helicopter and didn't realize they couldn't fly! Glad to know that's not the case.

      1. Where i come from, deli's and corner stores often sold turkey rolls.....or turkey flips....basically along the same lines as an apple turnover or apple flip..but savory instead of sweet. Usually it contained turkey meat, summer savory, and other dressing ingredients inside a pastry crust.