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Giblet the Great will make his first appearance during the Edmond Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Giblet has issued a challenge to the Thunder's mascot, Rumble the Bison.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: November 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm •  Published: November 27, 2013

— Giblet the Great, the new mascot in town, magically appeared from the lower 40 of the Cross Timbers Forest in north Edmond, he said in an interview with The Oklahoman.

Giblet's first public appearance will be at the Edmond Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

More than 2,000 people from 30 states have signed up for the sanctioned 5k run and one-mile wobble to raise money for Turning Point Ministries, an affordable housing mission.

“I'm thrilled,” Giblet said. “I have been secretly watching for three years. It was so much fun. I couldn't stand to stay away any longer.”

Giblet, in full turkey costume, will participate in the Turkey Trot for the first time with other runners who are asked to come in costume in what they call the “ham it up contest.”

Are there any concerns about coming out of the woods on Thanksgiving Day?

“Us turkeys live every day like it's our last because it very well could be,” Giblet said.

“I know I run faster than Rumble the Bison,” said Giblet, who challenges Rumble, the Thunder mascot, to show up on Thanksgiving morning.

“He thinks he's so cool because he gets his hair done before all of the Thunder games and he gets to shoot the big T-shirt gun and all. I've got news for him, this turkey can trot.”

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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